3 Cowboys studs (and 3 duds) after escaping Chargers in Week 6

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Dud: Jalen Tolbert, Wide Receiver

The Cowboys seemed to finally have the game in control but that's when they made their biggest blunder — which is saying something considering how they played on Monday. Dallas had just taken the lead on a touchdown from Brandin Cooks and then their defense was able to force a quick punt to get them the ball back. Or so they thought.

JK Scott sent a punt deep and KaVontae Turpin tried to call a fair catch. He was then hit by his own man with the Chargers' gunner blocking him into the returner. The ball then bounced on the ground and Jalen Tolbert mistakenly believed the ball was touched by Turpin. He then dove for the loose ball and got one hand on it just before it was touched by L.A.

Originally, this was called Dallas ball but then on replay, it was overturned and they said Amen Ogbongbemiga recovered the muffed punt. That gave the Chargers the ball at their own 20. Another penalty, this time from Stephon Gilmore, gave them 15 free yards and then Herbert found Gerald Everett for a one-yard touchdown to tie it up at 17.

The Cowboys got the ball back with just over seven minutes to play and were looking to take the lead back, instead of trying to put it away thanks to the error from Tolbert. They still pulled out the win, but this play made it tougher than it needed to be.