Cowboys vs Chargers bold predictions: Dallas backup has career night

The Dallas Cowboys look to put a tough loss behind them as they face Kellen Moore and his Los Angeles Chargers on Monday Night Football
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1. Dak Prescott throws 300 yards, 3 TDs

As good as the Chargers have been on offense this season, their defense has been a major problem. They head into Week 6 dead last in passing defense, having surrendered 1,199 yards to their four opponents.

Those numbers have come against two solid quarterbacks, one that doesn't typically light up the scoreboard, and a mid-round rookie making his debut.

In Week 1, Tua Tagvailoa had a huge day with 466 yards and three touchdowns. In week 2, it was Ryan Tannehill of the Titans who they faced and he was 20-of-24 for 246 yards and a touchdown. That was followed by Kirk Cousins hitting 367 yards and three touchdowns, and then Aidan O'Connell filled in for an injured Jimmy Garoppolo and had 238 yards passing.

This bodes well for Dak Prescott, who is off to the slowest start of his career. With Mike McCarthy calling plays for the first time as the Dallas head coach, Prescott has just 212. 2 yards per game (his lowest average since 2017) with five touchdowns and four picks.

He needs a big outing, especially since they'll be heading into a bye following this game. In this final bold prediction, that's what happens as Prescott has his best outing of the season with numbers similar to what Cousins had against this same offense. Look for Prescott to toss at least 300 yards with three touchdowns, giving them some momentum leading into their week off.

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