SAN DIEGO (AP) — Shareece Wright’s electrifying 73-yard interception return set up Jackie Battle’s go-ahead, 2-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter, and backup quarterback Charlie Whitehurst threw two touchdown passes as the San Diego Chargers rallied from a dismal start to beat the Dallas Cowboys 28-20 on Saturday night.
The Chargers (2-0) overcame three turnovers, including two interceptions by Philip Rivers, to rally from a 10-0 deficit. The Bolts have five turnovers in two exhibitions.
Cornerback DeAndre Presley deflected a pass from Cowboys third-string quarterback Stephen McGee, and Wright plucked the ball out of the air. He ran down the right sideline before cutting the middle of the field before he was dragged down by John Phillips at the 2-yard line. After an incompletion by Whitehurst, Battle bulled into the end zone to give the Chargers their first lead of the night, 14-13.
The Cowboys (No. 15 AP Pro 32) will remain in San Diego for joint practices with the Chargers (No. 16) on Monday and Tuesday.
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