All week long the Chargers hammered home the fact they needed to get off the field on third down.
For the most part, they did just that as the Dallas Cowboys converted just three of nine attempts for 33%.
“That’s what it’s all about,” said
Not just that, but the stops ended up leading to big plays for the Bolts.
In the second quarter, Tony Romo looked to hit Jason Witten over the middle, but Weddle broke up the pass. As a result, the Cowboys had to settle for a 56-yard field goal attempt that went wide left. Six plays later,
In the fourth quarter, Weddle came up big again. On 3rd-and-8, Romo once again looked for Witten. It was Déjà vu as number 32 knocked it away, forcing yet another punt. Six plays after that,
“Obviously it’s a big win to come down to us,” Weddle said. “For the defense we just wanted to come down and play tight coverage and get a stop by any means necessary and win the game. And that’s what we did.”