Now that the NFL has crossed its 2nd week, its clear to tell where the teams stand now. Still there had been instances where some arrived totally at premature arrivals. How correct would be the statement that the cowboys are overrated?
The Dallas Cowboys lost to Denver Broncos 42-17. It’s important as well as exciting to know what would be the consequences or what made this happen.
The Broncos crafted an excellent defensive game plan by loading the box with extra defenders and clogging running lanes. Ezekiel Elliott, who led the NFL in rushing last year as a rookie, was held to an astonishing, career-low of 8 yards on nine carries.
As mentioned by the USA Today, the Elliott’s role has diminished or did their performance as Denver were seen performing, leaving Dak Prescott, who attempted a career-high 50 passes, to keep the Cowboys in it.
But here the Broncos were seen holding up tight the best secondary in the NFL behind cornerbacks Chris Harris Jr. and Aqib Talib, who returned an interception 103 yards to ice the game. The Broncos also lined Harris up at safety several times, further confusing Prescott.
The Broncos, after ranking 28th in the NFL last season in rushing defense (130.3 yards allowed per game), are now the league’s fourth-best outfit through two games (52 yards allowed per game).
The good news for the Cowboys is that not many teams are built like the Broncos, who boast rare talent at every level on defense as well as a tough setting for any visiting team.