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LA Chargers: The good, bad and ugly in Week 2 loss to Dallas Cowboys

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The LA Chargers were unable to start the Brandon Staley with a 2-0 record as the team fell to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2, 20-17.

While it is unfair to expect a team to win every single game it plays, this game was frustrating to watch not just for how the team executed, but for the things that the team cannot even control.

As always, our post-game coverage here at Bolt Beat requires either the great, the good and the ugly (in wins) or the good, the bad and the ugly (in losses).

The good in the LA Chargers Week 2 loss to the Dallas Cowboys:

Justin Herbert's day

The overall stat line does not look all that great for Justin Herbert. He completed 31 of 41 passes for 338 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Despite the two interceptions, it was still a great day for Herbert.

Herbert's first pick was a bad throw and a great play by Trevon Diggs. The second pick was after a Keenan Allen slip in the endzone. It was terrible timing for the Bolts, and while he did throw into coverage, Allen slipping caused the pick.

Herbert was able to drive the team down the field and make plays. The offense just could not put it altogether.

Mike Williams' continuing to thrive

Keenan Allen had a solid day but the biggest standout was Mike Williams, who continues to thrive in a contract year as an important part of the Bolts' offense.

Williams finished with seven catches for 91 yards and a touchdown.

Keeping Dak Prescott at bay

The defense was not good overall but there were good aspects of the defense. Most notably, the team kept Dak Prescott from ripping them up deep. He still completed 23 of 27 passes but only for 204 yards with an interception.