San Diego's Weak Secondary Plays Right Into one of the Dallas Cowboys' Biggest Strengths

By Jesus Flores
Tony Romo
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The last time that the Dallas Cowboys lost in San Diego, I was 11 months old. It’s a bit surprising when you consider the fact that the San Diego Chargers have one of the NFL’s highest home-winning percentages since 2000.

So, what do the Cowboys need to do to ensure that they don’t lose in San Diego for the first time in nearly 30 years? Well, as I stated before they could ground and pound the Chargers’ defense all day with DeMarco Murray, given that the Chargers’ defense is one of the worst in the league against the run, or if that fails, they can take to the air.

The Chargers are giving up 340.7 passing yards per game, which is the highest average in the league. They have also allowed 16 completions of 20 plus yards. It seems to have gone unnoticed, but Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is having a pretty good season so far.

In 2013, Romo has been exceptionally effective completing 72.2 percent of his passes for 771 yards and six touchdowns. His completion percentage is second in the league to only Peyton Manning’s 73 percent completion percentage, and his six touchdowns have him in a tie for fifth most in the league.

The only number that strikes me as odd is Romo’s 6.7 yards per pass attempt. I imagine that it has something to do with opposing defenses constantly double teaming his No. 1 receiver, Dez Bryant, and it probably has something to do with the bruised ribs that he suffered in Week 1.

I don’t think that the Chargers are going to lie down and just take a loss, so it will be crucial that the Cowboys continue to execute as well as they did in Week 3. If the Cowboys proved anything in the win against the St Louis Rams it’s that when they execute, they are a dangerous team.

Jesus Flores is a Dallas Cowboys writer for Follow him on Twitter @SSgtFlo1 or add him to your network on Google

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