The Denver Broncos are coming off of their first loss during the 2014 preseason as they are set to take on the Dallas Cowboys in the preseason finale. Denver was in clear control of the game last week as they took the 17-7 lead at the half, but the back-ups couldn’t hold it down as Houston scored 11 unanswered points to earn an 18-17 victory.
What: NFL Preseason Game 4: Denver Broncos vs. Dallas Cowboys
When: Thursday, August 28th.
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas.
Time: 8:00 PM ET, 6:00 PM MT.
The Denver Broncos currently sit a record of 2-1 during the preseason as they look to close out the preseason with just one loss. Peyton Manning and company looked dominant in the first-half against the Texans as Manning finished 21-of-27 with 243 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Manning’s pick came in the early goings of the second quarter as he and Emmanuel Sanders had a bit of a timing issue, resulting in a turnover,
Speaking of Emmanuel Sanders, what a game he had. The former Pittsburgh Steeler caught five balls, resulting in 128 yards and two scores — talk about making an impression on his new team.
This is the week where we probably won’t see much of the first-team offense or defense, giving them some reps to prepare for week one next Sunday. This is a chance for the back-ups to make an impression, such as C.J. Anderson, Juwan Thompson, Brock Osweiler, Ronnie Hillman, Quanterus Smith, ect. And the list goes on and on.
Dallas is currently 0-3 on the preseason as they can’t seem to stop anyone on the defensive side of the ball. Tony Romo looked decent in his limited action last week, completing 10-of-18 passes for 87 yards. However, the veteran quarterback was sacked three times as the Cowboys offensive line looked shaky in the early goings. Romo is now 14-for-23 in two preseason games with one touchdown.
One thing I want to see the Broncos do Thursday night is to stay healthy. Can’t stress it enough in a meaning preseason game, especially the last one of the year. Get out of Texas injury-free and we can go from there in preparation for next Sunday, where they open up against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Night Football at Sports Authority Field.