Grades for Cowboys-Chargers

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Grades for Cowboys-Chargers

Here are the top takeaways from Thursday’s Cowboys-Chargers game, including the highest-graded players for each team:

San Diego Chargers

–San Diego is looking for a breakout year from Melvin Ingram and need him to create some edge pressure in their four-man rushes. He got off to a good start, playing only 11 snaps but earning a +2.7 overall grade.

–Brandon Oliver had a good showing earning a 1.1 overall grade on 18 snaps after Melvin Gordon was not able to accomplish much with only six rushes.

–Mitch Unrein helped solidify the run defense once the starters were out, earning a +1.2 run defense grade on the night.

Top 5 Graded Players

Melvin Ingram (+2.7)

Chris Watt (+2.3)

Jeremiah Sirles (+1.7)

John Phillips (+1.7)

Tyreek Burwell (+1.5)

Dallas Cowboys

–The Cowboys were clearly trying to get La’el Collins some live reps at LG Thursday night. He played 51 snaps earning an overall grade of +2.2 and excelling in the run game with a run blocking grade of +1.7.

–Corey White had the best coverage grade of the night with a +2.4 on 15 passing plays.

–Lavar Edwards was in 19 plays yet was still able to earn a +1.5 overall grade due to his physicality in the run game. He graded +1.8 on run defense against 11 rushing plays.

Top 5 Graded Players

La’el Collins (+2.2)

Lavar Edwards (+1.5)

Corey White (+1.5)

Travis Frederick (+1.3)

Jonathan Brown (+1.3)


  • locdog284

    What was the grade of Byron Jones and Randy Gregory? Did they grade out positively? Also, what do you guys think are the chances of Lael Collins overtaking Ron Leary for that starting LG spot? It will happen eventually, but was wondering if you think Leary or Lael Collins will be the week 1 starter?

  • MachoMenos

    Kyle Emmanuel had a monster game yet you didn’t even mention him. I might as well not re-up this year.