STADIUM: SoFi Stadium
REFEREE: Land Clark
DATE: Monday, October 16, 2023 GAME TIME: 8:15 PM ET
ESPN: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Lisa Salters
Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Mike Golic
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) DAL: 158 or 226 LAC: 83 or 225 National: 88
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY: REG. SEASON: DAL leads series, 7-5 (LAC won 3 of past 4)
THE LAST TIME: REG. SEASON: 9/19/21: DAL 20 at LAC 17
HEAD CACHES NOTES:
Mike McCarthy vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 4-0 Reg. Season: 158-99-2 (.614) Postseason: 11-10 (.524)
Brandon Staley vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 0-1 Reg. Season: 21-17 (.553) Postseason: 0-1 (.000)
DALLAS COWBOYS NOTES:
- QB DAK PRESCOTT has completed 43 of 54 atts. (79.6 pct.) in 2 career games vs. LAC. Is 4-1 with 14 TDs (13 pass, 1 rush) vs 2 INTs for 124.3 rating in 5 career MNF starts, incl. 2+ TD passes & 95+ rating in each of his 5 starts.
- RB TONY POLLARD had 64 scrimmage yards (35 rec., 29 rush) in Week 5) & is 1 of 3 RBs (Christian McCaffrey & Joe Mixon) wth 60+ scrimmage yards in each of 1st 5 games this season. Aims for his 6th in row in primetime with 50+ scrimmage yards. Had 140 scrimmage yards (109 rush, 31 rec.) & rush TD in last meeting.
- WR CEEDEE LAMB had 8 receptions for 81 yards in last meeting. Has 60+ rec. yards in 5 of his past 6 primetime games & aims for his 4th in row on Monday with 60+ rec. yards.
- WR BRANDIN COOKS had 7 catches for 57 yards & rec. TD in his last game vs. LAC (10/2/22 w/ Hou.). Aims for his 4th in row vs. LAC with 5+ catches.
- LB MICAH PARSONS has sack in 2 of 3 road games this season. Had sack in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row on Monday with TFL. Has 12 TFL in 12 career primetime games.
- DE DEMARCUS LAWRENCE has sack in 2 of 3 road games this season. Has 10 sacks in 6 career Monday games, incl. 2 of his 3 career games with 3 sacks.
- CB STEPHON GILMORE has 5 PD in 3 road games this season & aims for his 4th in row on road with PD.
- CB DARON BLAND aims for his 3rd in row with PD.
- CB JOURDAN LEWIS had 2nd-career FF & 7th-career FR in Week 5.
- S JAYRON KEARSE had 1st sack of season & 2 TFL last week. Has 18 TFL since 2021, most among DBs. Had TFL & PD in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row on Monday with PD.
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS NOTES:
- QB JUSTIN HERBERT has 0 INTs & 95+ rating in 3 of 4 games this season. Rushed for career-high 2 TDs in Week 4. Completed 31 of 41 atts. (75.6 pct.) for 338 yards in last meeting. Is 3-1 with 7 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 91.6 rating in 4 career starts on MNF.
- RB AUSTIN EKELER can make 1st appearance since totaling 164 scrimmage yards (117 rush, 47 rec.) & rush TD in Week 1. Had 115 scrimmage yards (61 rec., 54 rush) & 9 catches in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row on MNF with 75+ scrimmage yards & TD. Has 4 rush TDs in his past 3 in primetime. Has 393 catches in 90 career games & can become 4th-fastest RB ever to reach 400 catches.
- WR KEENAN ALLEN has 6+ catches & 75+ rec. yards in 3 of 4 games this season. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Dal. with 100+ rec. yards. Has 5+ catches & 60+ rec. yards in 5 of his past 6 at home. Has 53 catches (6.6 per game) in 8 career games on MNF.
- WR JOSHUA PALMER had season-high 77 rec. yards in Week 4. Aims for 3rd in row with 65+ rec. yards.
- LB JOEY BOSA has sack in 2 of his 3 games this season. Has sack in 3 of 4 career games on MNF.
- LB KHALIL MACK had career-high 6 sacks with 2 FFs in Week 4, tied for 2nd-most sacks in a single game in 1982. Joined HOFer Derrick Thomas as only players since 1982 with 5+ sacks in multiple career games. Has PD in 2 of past 3. Has 3 sacks in 2 career games vs. Dal. Has sack in 5 of his past 6 on MNF.
- DE MORGAN FOX aims for 4th in row with sack. Had careerhigh 2 sacks in his last game on MNF (12/26/22 at Ind.).
- CB ASANTE SAMUEL JR. had 1st INT of season in Week 4. Aims for 3rd in row with PD. Had career-high 3 PD & INT in last meeting. Has PD in each of 3 career games on MNF.