The Cowboys dominated the New York Giants Sunday night 19-3, featuring a defense that didn’t allow the Giants to cross their own 35 yard line until the third quarter. Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott paced a Dallas offensive attack that controlled the ball and wilted the Giants defense.
The Broncos squeaked by the Los Angeles Chargers 24-21 thanks in large part to a blocked game-tying field goal attempt in the waning seconds Monday night. The Broncos held a 24-7 lead into the fourth quarter and appeared on the way to an easy victory, but things nearly unraveled after 2 touchdowns after turnovers allowed the Chargers to get back in it.
The Cowboys will focus a lot of their attention on Broncos Pro Bowl linebacker Von Miller. The Super Bowl 50 MVP is a force on the field, and Prescott knows Miller can be a game changer.
“(Miller)’s a one-in-a-kind player in the NFL, a Pro Bowl player year in and year out,” Prescott told the media Wednesday. “We have the guys that we have, they’re going to give us good looks, and we trust our tackles and offensive line going into the game.”
The Broncos know that the Dallas running game is what they have to key in on. Elliott and the offensive line’s ability to dictate the pace of play is a concern. The Cowboys running back’s off field issues with the NFL have not changed the Broncos preparations one bit.
“Teams are going to use their best players,” Miller told espn.com. “And we’re going to have to approach like they’re going to have their best players.”
New Broncos head coach Vance Davis told the media that the Broncos all well aware of Elliott’s ability on the field, and weren’t distracted by any of his off-field issues.
“He’s part of their football team,” Joseph said. “We watched the tape from last week, so that’s who we are preparing for.”
Prediction Time: The Cowboys have a tough time running the ball with Denver’s free agent acquisition Domata Peko’s massive frame stuffing up the middle and Von Miller flying all over the field. The Cowboys will rely more on Prescott’s arm than Elliott’s feet and escape Mile High Stadium with a 24-21 victory.