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Chargers beat Cowboys in preseason opener

SAN DIEGO — The Chargers picked up a 17-7 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday at Qualcomm Stadium in the first preseason game of the 2015-16 season. The team next heads to the University of Phoenix Stadium to face the Arizona Cardinals Aug. 22. The regular season begins Sept. 13 when the Chargers host the Detroit Lions.

San Diego Chargers running back Brandon Oliver scores a touchdown in the second quarter of the game. Photo by Bill ReillySan Diego Chargers running back Brandon Oliver (43) is tackled by Dallas Cowboys linebacker Damien Wilson (57) during the second quarter. Photo by Bill ReillyDallas Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) throws a pass downfield in the second quarter. Photo by Bill ReillyThe Dallas Cowboys walk down the tunnel and onto the field in preparation for a preseason game with the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Photo by Bill ReillySan Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead (39) eludes Dallas Cowboys safety Dallas Church (42) and scores San Diego’s first touchdown of the 2015 NFL season. Photo by Bill ReillyDallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant warms up before the game. Photo by Bill ReillySan Diego Chargers inside linebacker Manti Te’o stretches before the first preseason game between the Dallas Cowboys and the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm. Photo by Bill ReillySan Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy provides encouragement after the team recovered a Dallas Cowboys’ fumble. Photo by Bill ReillySan Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) points out the defensive coverage at the line of scrimmage. Photo by Bill ReillySan Diego Chargers fans came out to support their team for the first preseason home game against the Dallas Cowboys. San Diego went on to win 17 - 7. Photo by Bill ReillyChargers Girls cheer on the sidelines during an NFL preseason game between the Dallas Cowboys and San Diego Chargers. The Chargers went on to win 17 - 7. Photo by Bill ReillyDallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams (83) is chased down by San Diego Chargers inside linebacker Donald Butler (56) during a Thursday night preseason game at Qualcomm Stadium. Photo by Bill Reilly

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