The Chargers offensive line once again showed they can get the job done even without Pro Bowl left tackle Marcus McNeill.
Brandyn Dombrowski, getting his second start this preseason at left tackle, showed that he has the skills to protect his quarterback's blind slide.
Dombrowski, has been making excellent strides at left tackle after being inserted with the first-team offense after veteran left tackle Tra Thomas had his knee scoped during the early part of training camp.
Thomas, who was signed this offseason as an insurance policy during the holdout of Marcus McNeill, decided to retire yesterday after playing 12 NFL seasons with Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars. Thomas also played in three Pro Bowls.
With Dombrowski, as of now at the top of the depth chart at left tackle, second-year man Tyronne Green may now find himself as Dombrowski's back-up.
Green, who had been working with the first-team offense all last week in preparation for the game against the Cowboys, and was looking to start with the first-team offesne, sustained an ankle injury that sidlined him for the game.
While the injury wasn't serious, the Chargers didn't want to take a chance, especially with the makeshift patch job they are doing in McNeill's absence.
The offensive line held their own against the Dallas Cowboys first-team defense only allowing one sack on Philip Rivers in the first-half.