Denver Broncos: Defensive success against young quarterbacks bodes well for Week 2

Posted September 18, 2017

On Dallas' second drive, facing a third-and-6, Prescott found Elliott with a pass in the flat.

But Broncos rookie left tackle Garett Bolles did go down with a leg injury and had to be carted off the field.

Elliott had just three carries in the first quarter. In classic Siemain form, he said the interception against the Cowboys "stinks" but was "just a miscommunication and a bad break".

Instead, the Broncos had to settle for a field goal attempt and Brandon McManus missed the 50 yard kick.

"We just were getting dominated up front", Elliott explained.

But let's not get carried away here. "We felt like that hadn't really been challenged in certain ways, and we were going to challenge them in every way".

"We definitely didn't play up to our abilities. He put us in good plays all night". He finished the game by leading the Cowboys with 10 catches and 97 yards. Asked if that weighed on him, Elliott didn't take long in his response. Dallas was shut down in all phases of the game in Denver: offense, defense, run, pass, it was all Denver.

Once the Broncos were able to establish a lead, the Cowboys were forced to abandon their running game and force quarterback Dak Prescott to throw the ball.

So Dallas' defense isn't all that, and their offense isn't either... It was the 10th interception return for a touchdown in Talib's career, putting him two behind the NFL's all-time leader, Rod Woodson. I think you see guys when they get a little older, they start losing their love for the game. Tight end Jason Witten reeled in the 12-yard scoring strike last week and will move past Ed "Too Tall" Jones by playing in his 225th career game as a Cowboy this Sunday. In that contest, though, he scored a TD.

"We knew with their starters out (in the secondary) they would have trouble covering our receivers", Joseph said.

We'll have more info on Fowler's condition once it becomes available. You want to peak at the end of the season and get rolling. When Denver appeared to shut the run down early, Dallas abandoned the running game completely. Denver's defense stepped up in a big way, holding 2016's rushing leader to just 0.9 yards per rushing attempt in a massive 42-17 win. "Boy, they were sound on their defense". Even when the game was close, Dallas went pass-crazy against a trio of cornerbacks that had no problem in clamping down on Dez Bryant and the rest. In recent years, the National Football League has only become more reliant on the passing game, and the emphasis on short, high-percentage passes has increased.