Broncos dominate Cowboys 42-17 as Von Miller, Aqib Talib and C.J. Anderson star

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Ezekiel Elliott rushed for a career-low 8 yards on nine carries, and Dak Prescott threw two interceptions, including a pick-six, after throwing only four in his first 17 games. It amounted to one-sided 42-17 Broncos’ victory over the Cowboys.

Denver dominated from start to finish, with cornerback Aqib Talib putting the icing on the victory with a 103-yard interception return with 53 seconds left. 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.

The Broncos limited the Cowboys to 268 total yards, frustrating Dallas’ young stars Elliott and Prescott.

Elliott’s previous career-low was the 51 yards he had in his rookie debut against the Giants last season, and he had never had fewer than 12 carries.

Prescott began the game by setting the NFL record for fewest interceptions in the first 500 attempts of a career, with only four. But Chris Harris joined Talib in picking Prescott on Sunday. Von Miller sacked Prescott twice, and the Broncos had seven other hits on the Cowboys quarterback.

The Broncos offense was as good, with C.J. Anderson rushing for 118 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries.

Trevor Siemian went 22-for-32 for 231 yards with four touchdowns and an interception, with two of his touchdowns going to receiver Emmanuel Sanders.

61 responses to “Broncos dominate Cowboys 42-17 as Von Miller, Aqib Talib and C.J. Anderson star

  1. The Cowboys should be embarrassed allowing so many points from a popgun offense, and they couldn’t even run on the Bronco’s light defense either.

  2. Denver looks pretty tough. AFC West looks pretty loaded.

    Dak throws a pick and instead of Elliot giving chase, he just stands there. Must have Adrian Peterson mentoring him on how to be pouty when everything isn’t about you.

  3. The Broncos have discovered the blueprint for all others to follow.

    By the end of the year, Dallas fans are going to be begging Tony Romo to come back.

  4. Dallas was dominated but they’re hardly frauds. Just caught a sneaky good Denver team in their own house. The Cowboys will be there in the end.

    In fact, this could’ve very been round one for these two teams in 2017.

    If Siemian keeps chugging, Denver will win the AFCW for the sixth time in seven years. The Chefs and Faders aren’t comfortable with winning anything important.

  5. joetoronto says:
    September 17, 2017 at 8:52 pm
    The Cowboys should be embarrassed allowing so many points from a popgun offense, and they couldn’t even run on the Bronco’s light defense either.

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    Your team just went 2-0 for the first time in 15 years, and has made the playoffs once since the Gary Davis administration. You might want to check yourself before getting chesty.

  6. Joetoronto says:
    September 17, 2017 at 8:52 pm
    The Cowboys should be embarrassed allowing so many points from a popgun offense, and they couldn’t even run on the Bronco’s light defense either.
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    Not sure what a ‘popgun’ offense is. Whatever it is, looks like it wins important games against legitimate defenses…

  7. Dallas got thourghly outplayed. They looked off from the opening kickoff, hopefully they learn something from this loss because, wow, that was rough.

    There is no doubt the key to beating Dallas is stopping the run game. Their defense does amazing considering the talent it has but the “bend but don’t break” only works so long and if the O can’t stay on the field, the D breaks.

    -Cowboys fan

  8. Congrats Denver. I watched that game and as a Pats fan was impressed with the way you gave those Boys a big reality check.

  9. In the Cowboys defense they did suffer a ton of injuries to their defense during the game. Their secondary was so banged up, i thought they were going to put in a Wideout to cover sanders.

  10. a969c1 says:
    September 17, 2017 at 9:17 pm
    best home record in the last 40 yrs. they protect the house
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    They do and I love watching a defense first team do their work in a league designed to keep it from happening but TBH they also have the single greatest natural home field advantage in all of sports.

  11. Forcing Dak to beat you from the pocket was always the obvious way to beat the Cowboys. It’s just that not every NFL defense has the personnel to do it.

  12. illumination666 says:
    September 17, 2017 at 9:37 pm
    Broncos think they just won the Superbowl lol
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    As opposed to the shehawks who thumped the mighty Niners in an amazing come from behind 12-9 victory? Off to beddy bye little 12, the adults are talking.

  13. No need to overreact or make excuses. The Cowboys played a horrid game, got beat handily by a good team. The defense showed some life only to be extinguished by the worst game that both Dak and Zeke have played thus far, in their otherwise brilliant start to their careers.

  14. Note to the NFL – you have NOTHING to fear from the Danish Ham, Dak, or the bearded woman beater. Just keep blitzing the Danish Ham and then to limit the damage of the bearded one. This was a delicious operational proof of what I have been saying for a year – the Danish Ham is a fraud and is a QB only in the halloween costume he wears. He simply cannot handle a pass rush.

    Kudos to the Broncos for smacking that jerk, Dak, and that bearded woman beater all game. It was so delicious.

  15. donkeykickinurface says:
    September 17, 2017 at 9:13 pm
    Joetoronto says:
    September 17, 2017 at 8:52 pm
    The Cowboys should be embarrassed allowing so many points from a popgun offense, and they couldn’t even run on the Bronco’s light defense either.
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    Not sure what a ‘popgun’ offense is. Whatever it is, looks like it wins important games against legitimate defenses…
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    Legitimate defense? Dallas defense is terrible, no secondary and 1 linebacker.

  16. joetoronto says:
    September 17, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    The Cowboys should be embarrassed allowing so many points from a popgun offense, and they couldn’t even run on the Bronco’s light defense either.
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    Joey Toronto is a Raider troll. He is upset because his Raiders, after having their first winning season in over 15 years, doesnt get the same respect as the Patriots. FYI, the Raiders havent won a playoff game or division title in over 15 years. Poor Joey. He doesn’t know that respect has to be earned.

  17. The AFC West will be pretty good this year. It’ll shake itself out as all four teams have to play each other twice, but in the end two of these four are going to be top five seeds. AFC-W may even take both wildcards.

  18. Dallas just proved they can’t win coming from behind. Once they lose the advantage of the run game, their passing game is average at best and can’t keep their weak defense off the field. Thrilled with todays’ result..Dallas is hurting in more ways than one

  19. The game was a total anomaly. Dallas was just getting their legs under them when the weather delay came, and then the bogus leverage call on the field goal compounded things. If anyone thinks Dallas sucks because of this game, then they’ve never competed in sports at all. Sometimes it’s just not your day, you get your butt whooped, and move on to the next one.

  20. Why didn’t Dallas utilitize Dak Prescott’s mobility the way Seattle uses Russell Wilson to buy time for his receivers to get open? I mean what’s the point of having a mobile QB if you don’t utilize his mobility to extend plays against aggressive defenses?

  21. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    September 17, 2017 at 10:31 pm
    Why didn’t Dallas utilitize Dak Prescott’s mobility the way Seattle uses Russell Wilson to buy time for his receivers to get open? I mean what’s the point of having a mobile QB if you don’t utilize his mobility to extend plays against aggressive defenses?
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    Because Jerry Jones says no. Jerry is never wrong, as evidenced by all those Lombardis his team has won in the last 20 years.

  22. a1b24312 says:
    September 17, 2017 at 10:19 pm
    To think the FW Star Telegram published an article two days ago suggesting the Dallas defense could be “special”.
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    They are special. Just like the Bengals offense and the entire Jets team.

    Don’t knock the Star Telegram. All papers in Cowboys country have to publish this sort of hyperbole once ina while to avoid being branded as uncooperative by Owner/GM/Coach/OC/DC/#1 Player Jerruh.

  23. commentawaitingdeletion says:
    September 17, 2017 at 9:34 pm
    a969c1 says:
    September 17, 2017 at 9:17 pm
    best home record in the last 40 yrs. they protect the house
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    They do and I love watching a defense first team do their work in a league designed to keep it from happening but TBH they also have the single greatest natural home field advantage in all of sports.
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    I may be wrong, but it seems to me that when they come down from Mile High, they do alright, too.

  24. Since 2000, Denver is 19-1 in weeks 1 and 2, now 20-1. Denver had the personnel to disrupt the Dallas offense, and they controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, that is typically how you win.

  25. That was hardly a new blueprint. The Broncos were able to stack the box and play man to man. It’s the same formula that the Giants used against us last year. The problem the majority of the NFL teams face is that they dont have the personnel to match the Cowboys player for player. The Broncos just happen to be one of the team’s that do.

  26. streetyson says:
    September 17, 2017 at 9:28 pm
    Congrats Denver. I watched that game and as a Pats fan was impressed with the way you gave those Boys a big reality check.
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    Looking forward to Pats v Broncs 11/12. We’ll get to see a real football game, instead of one of these NFC cream-puff exhibition matches!

  27. slick50kc says:
    September 17, 2017 at 10:41 pm
    Dallas just got housed by the third place team in the West.

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    Is Denver technically first in their division considering they have the tie breaker because they have the better division record?

  28. Just here to eat a little crow Broncos fans. I have been dogging Siemian since he was named the starter but he has done a 180 from last year. 6 TDs through 2 games is legit no matter who they are playing. If he keeps it up they are dangerous! And that Defense has not lost anything over the off-season! Always glad to see the Cowboys lose.

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