Week 2 Preview: Denver Broncos vs. Dallas Cowboys
DENVER, Colo. (Sept. 15, 2017)- This is the WBLZ Sports game preview for the Dallas Cowboys versus the Denver Broncos on September 17. Tune in as two storied franchises go head-to-head in this Week 2 match-up as the Denver Broncos host the Dallas Cowboys at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver this Sunday.
In 13 meetings including one Superbowl, the Broncos hold the overall lead with seven wins to Dallas’s five. The last time these two faced off was October 6, 2013, and Denver also won that game by a score of 51-48 by way of a last-second field goal from Matt Prater.
The Dallas Cowboys enter this game directly following a win against their storied rival, the New York Giants. Dak Prescott went 24-for-39 recording 268 yards and a passing score, in addition to earning 24 yards with his legs. Ezekiel Elliot had a good day running the football with 124 yards on 24 attempts. Although they put up decent numbers, most of the points in their last game came from field goals by Dan Bailey. The Dallas kicking specialist was a perfect 4-for-4 on field-goal attempts that game which included one from 48 yards back.
The story in their last game was the defense. Eli Manning and the Giants offense did not even see past their own 35 until the second half. Dallas’s defense also had three sacks, one forced fumble, one interception, holding the Giants to a low 33-percent success rate on third-down conversions.
On to the home team, last week the Denver Broncos made history by becoming the first ever opponent to the Los Angeles Chargers. Trevor Simian lead the Broncos to victory by going 17-for-28 and recording 219 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Denver’s rushing game was lead by C.J. Anderson who had 81 yards on 20 carries.
It is important to note that even though Denver came away with the victory, they allowed the Chargers to score two touchdowns in the fourth quarter even after leading 24-7 entering the fourth quarter.
Both of these teams in this game need more offensive production than they are putting out. Each team is coming off wins against their division rivals in their own house, this game will mark Dallas’s first away game of the season and Denver’s second home game. It is important to point out that historically whenever these two teams face off in Denver, the Cowboys have won four out of the last six meetings.
Will history repeat itself? Watch Fox at 4:25 EST to find out who wins this battle on the gridiron between the NFL’s two most historically recognized franchises.
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