Before Sunday afternoon, the Denver Broncos had faced the Dallas Cowboys five times since 1998, and of those five meetings the Broncos have beat the Cowboys every time. The Cowboys were primed to end that streak coming into Denver this past weekend, and everyone but Denver fans expected the Cowboys to do just that.
Before the game on Fox a panel of “professionals,” chimed in to give their take on the game and not a single one of them, thought the Denver Broncos would win. On Social Media, fans from all over the league gave praise to Cowboys quarterback and running back Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot, saying that Denver’s defensive line was going be swallowed by Dallas’ offensive line and “Zeke” would end the day with 150 plus yards on the ground. The harsh reality, “Zeke,” acquired 8 total yards on 9 carries.
Sunday’s game wasn’t much of a game and although the Cowboys managed to squeeze 17 points out of the Broncos, the game really wasn’t close. Denver played well on both sides of the ball is an understatement. Broncos’ running back C.J. Anderson ran for 118 yards on 25 carries with one touchdown and another passing touchdown from 16 yards out. Broncos’ quarterback Trevor Siemian was 22 of 32 for 231 yards, 4 touchdowns and a single interception (bad communication between him and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas). Siemian distributed the ball to 9 different players including Emmanuel Sanders, who caught 6 for 62 yards and two touchdowns.
The Broncos buried the Cowboys when Dak Prescott lined up in shotgun from Denver’s six yard line and dropped back firing a pass to Dez Bryant in the end-zone, Aqib Talib stepped in front of his receiver and intercepted the pass for his first pick 6 of the season. The final score, Denver 42 Dallas 17.
In other sports the Colorado Rockies have played well for the month of September winning 10 of 17 so far with division series games this week in San Francisco to face the Giants and then on to San Diego to face the Padres. The Rockies have put themselves in great position to take the second National League West Wild Card spot just ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers. The Rockies still have a chance to take the number one Wild Card spot from the Arizona Diamondbacks but are still 14 games behind the division-leading L.A. Dodgers.
On Saturday night, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, took on Gennady Golovkin (GGG/Triple G) at T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas. The fight drew criticism after the judges score cards called the fight a draw. Although the fight went the distance it was clear that the aggressor in the fight, Triple GGG was landing more shots throughout the bout. Many believe that boxing has become corrupt for the sake of scheduling future matches. With decisions like Saturday night’s draw, one has to wonder.