The NFL season is only five weeks old, but the Dallas Cowboys have already played two primetime games. In Week 5, the Cowboys capped the Sunday slate by getting throttled against the 49ers with the entire country watching.
They'll be hoping for a different turnout in Week 6, when they'll cap the weekend slate on Monday Night Football against the 2-2 LA Chargers.
No game this early in the season is a must-win, but the Cowboys need to get back in the W column and improve to 4-2 going into the bye.
Despite having a loaded roster, the Chargers have developed a reputation as a team that often finds way to lose under head coach Brandon Staley and Dallas should have home-field advantage despite being on the road in Los Angeles.
Monday Night Football Week 6: Dallas Cowboys at LA Chargers
Talk about a mouthwatering matchup to wrap Week 6, right? Justin Herbert vs. Dak Prescott. An under-siege Mike McCarthy vs former Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, who has the Bolts offense scoring nearly 28.0 points per game. What more could ESPN want for a Monday night fixture?
If there was ever a game for Prescott and Co. to get back on track, it's this one. The Chargers currently rank dead-last in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game. The secondary is without a No. 1 corner after they traded J.C. Jackson to the Patriots, so CeeDee Lamb and Dallas' other pass-catchers should have a field day against Michael Davis and the undersized Asante Samuel Jr. ... if McCarthy will allow it, of course.
As of this writing, the Cowboys are 2.5 favorites, per FanDuel. Dallas would normally be favored by more, but it's possible their Week 5 loss spooked Vegas. You can get Dallas at -108 to cover the spread, so bet $108 to win $100. On the moneyline, the Cowboys are -132 to win outright. The over/under, meanwhile, is 50.5 points so Vegas clearly anticipates a high-scoring affair.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.