Cowboys vs Broncos: We give Dallas Cowboys fans the essential details they need to know in order to get ready to watch America’s Team to take on the Denver Broncos.
What You Need To Know about Cowboys vs Broncos
Game: Dallas Cowboys vs. Denver Broncos
Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017
Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High – Denver, Colorado
Kickoff Time: 3:25 p.m. (CDT), 4:25 p.m. (EDT), 1:25 p.m. (PDT)
TV Channel: FOX
Live Stream: ➡ Watch NFL Online FREE
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews
Radio Stream: Sirius XM Radio
Weather (kickoff): Mostly Sunny, Temperature high of 76°F, 20% chance of rain. Winds out of the NNW at 11 mph. (Source: weather.com)
The undefeated Dallas Cowboys are coming off a dominating Week One victory over their NFC East rivals, the New York Giants. The 19-3 win was made even more sweet due to the fact the Giants were the only team to defeat the Cowboys in both of their divisional matchups last season.
Surprisingly, it was Dallas’ defense that shined in their regular season opener. With the Cowboys’ front seven providing consistent pressure on veteran passer Eli Manning all night, Dallas was able to limited to recently revamped Giants’ offense to only three points Sunday night.
Now, the 1-0 Cowboys will head to Denver to take on a Broncos’ defense that ranked number one against the pass in 2016, allowing a mere 186 yards through the air per game.
Dallas will clearly want to run the ball in the Mile High City, but will have to go through All-Pro linebacker Von Miller to do so. It should be an epic battle on the ground, through the air and in the trenches when these two teams meet on Sunday afternoon.
The Denver Broncos will look to go 2-0 on the season as they go up against the NFC East Champs from last season, the Dallas Cowboys.
After a thrilling win over their divisional rivals on Monday, the Denver Broncos must make a quick turnaround. Sunday, they welcome the Dallas Cowboys to Mile High. This will be the first meeting since the epic 2013 game in Dallas.
Led by Peyton Manning, the Denver Broncos went into AT&T Stadium and went toe to toe with Tony Romo and the Cowboys. A game winning field goal by former Broncos kicker Matt Prater gave them a 51-48 win.
Cowboys vs Broncos Game Preview
It will be difficult to see both teams bring that same shootout power. But this will certainly be a big time matchup this early in the season. A win against the Dallas Cowboys will bring extra motivation. Beating a team that made it to the Divisional Round last season will give the Broncos some confidence.
Let us take a look at some key matchups and battles between these two teams.
Ezekiel Elliott vs. Broncos Front Seven
Dak Prescott vs. Broncos Secondary
Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders vs. Cowboys Secondary
What To Watch For:
How will the Denver Broncos Defense handle Zeke and Prescott?
Perhaps the biggest issue will be Ezekiel Elliott. The Denver Broncos run defense did pretty well against the run on Monday night. But Ezekiel Elliott will be a new beast to conquer. It was originally believed that he could miss this game due to suspension.
If the Denver Broncos can handle Elliott, then the game will go into Dak Prescott’s hands. He has a solid cast of players to pass to. But with the secondary of the Broncos, it will not be an easy game.
I can honestly see a situation where if the Broncos can contain Elliott, then this game will be a bit easier to handle.
Can the Denver Broncos keep the streak going?
The Denver Broncos have not lost to the Dallas Cowboys since 1995. Recently inducted Hall of Famer Terrell Davis was a rookie the last time Denver lost to Dallas.
Even though Dallas has not won in over 20 years, this matchup has been known to have its fair share of great games. In fact, the last four games between the Broncos and Cowboys have been decided by seven points or less.
Look for another close game.
Broncos vs Cowboys Prediction:
If Ezekiel Elliott had been suspended for this game, I think the Denver Broncos would have enough to get the win. Having the running back in the backfield makes this game a little more challenging. In fact, his performance could decide the entire game.
The Denver Broncos run defense will need to really push around that offensive line if they are going to have a chance to win this game. I think they are capable of doing that.
Another question is how will Trevor Siemian perform against a secondary that does not seem to be the biggest threat? If he can get the ball flying up there and the receivers can beat them, it could be a good game.
With that said, it will be a very close game. But, like I said last week, the Denver Broncos will make one more play than the Cowboys.
Broncos 27 Cowboys 24