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Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Chargers punter Drew Kaser practicing field goals, with a halftime concert going on 20 yards away. Novak did come back in and kick the a field goal late in the 2nd, the games only points. But he could possibly be done as Kaser continues to warm up.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Just a reminder, the Cowboys have been outscored, 47-0, in the second half of their last two games against Atlanta and Philadelphia.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys are up to 27 possessions without Ezekiel Elliott with just one touchdown - and that drive was just 21 yards - as they trail the Chargers, 3-0, at halftime. The Cowboys have 84 yards offense in the first half, or 1 fewer than Elliott ran for in the fourth quarter against Green Bay on Oct. 8.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

I'm not one to complain about officiating but the crew missed a face mask on the kickoff return by Ryan Switzer and Desmond King flung Jason Witten to the ground well after the play was over. No calls.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

All-Pro right guard Zack Martin was getting looked at by the medical staff for a concussion. Joe Looney is in for Martin.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jourdan Lewis had to have lost that in the sun, right? There can't be any other reason for the dropped pick. Of course, Jerry Jones will deny the sun played a part in the play.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

On the Cowboys' first three possessions, they have one first down by pass. Dak Prescott hit Terrance Williams for 2 yards on a second-and-1 play.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have gone to an empty set on three occasions so far. Dak Prescott has completed one pass for 3 yards and been sacked twice.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

For the second straight game the Cowboys' opponent will be without its kicker after one drive. Nick Novak has a back injury, forcing the Chargers to go for it on fourth down from the Dallas 14. Cowboys defense get a stop on fourth and 13.

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

For the second straight week, the visiting kicker at AT&T stadium suffers an injury. Chargers kicker Nick Novak is questionable to return. Emergency kicker is Punter Drew Kaser, who is warming up. The Eagles used a linebacker last week for kickoffs.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

After one quarter, Philip Rivers is on pace for 580 yards passing against the Cowboys defense. He has completions of 46, 32 and 27 yards. The Chargers will open the second quarter at the Dallas 12.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys can't live in third and long. On their first two drives of the game they have faced third and 9 twice and picked up 8 yards and Dak Prescott has been sacked. That's the 13th sack in the last nine quarters.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys get lucky on the opening drive with a 35-yard field goal attempt is pushed wide. They allowed a 46-yard completion on the drive, which is the 30th pass play they have given up of at least 20 yards on the season.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

As is customary when healthy, Tyron Smith leads the Cowboys out of the tunnel for the start of the game. The Cowboys have kept eight offensive linemen active for the game, which says they aren't completely confident Smith will make it through the game.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys inactives: K Mike Nugent, RB Darren McFadden, CB Bene Benwikere, LB Sean Lee, LB Justin March-Lillard, TE Blake Jarwin, DT Daniel Ross.

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Two Thanksgiving games fall among the top matchups of the week, including the Chargers versus the Cowboys at 4:30 p.m. (ET). Dallas has lost back-to-back games by 20+ points for the first time since 2004. And since starting the season 0-4, the Chargers have won four of their last six games.

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Tyron Smith to protect Dak against Chargers' D (0:48)