On Now
Coming Up
  • Thu., Oct. 23, 2014 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM MDT Orange Night Ride

    The year's Orange Ride is scheduled for Oct. 23, 2014 with a start time of 4:30 p.m. from the Denver City and County Building. We have put together a list of activities leading up to that night's Broncos game against San Diego. We hope to see you there!
    3-4 p.m. Pregame fan rally in front of Denver City and County Building
    4:30 p.m. Ride departs Denver City and County Building to Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    5:00 p.m. Ride arrives at Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    5-6 p.m. Orange Ride pregame tailgate party at Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    6:00 p.m. Orange Ride departs stadium to Tavern Downtown to watch the Broncos game
    6:25 p.m. Watch the Broncos game while enjoying Tavern Downtown’s food and drink specials
    And don't forget that the Broncos and Denver B-cycle have teamed up to offer a new bike valet service for home games for the 2014 season, giving fans a place to park their bike in a secure place staffed by B-cycle volunteers!
  • Thu., Oct. 23, 2014 6:25 PM MDT Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers The Denver Broncos take on AFC West opponent the San Diego Chargers on Thursady Night Football on NFL Network.
  • Sat., Oct. 25, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM MDT Broncos Bunch Trick-or-Treat

    Broncos Bunch Trick-or-Treat

    Sign up at http://broncosbunch.com

  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 2:25 PM MST Denver Broncos at New England Patriots The Denver Broncos travel to Gillette Stadium to take on the New England Patriots in a rematch of the 2013 AFC Championship. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Sun., Nov. 09, 2014 2:05 PM MST Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders The Denver Broncos face their AFC West foe Oakland Raiders on the road. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Sun., Nov. 16, 2014 11:00 AM MST Denver Broncos at St. Louis Rams The Denver Broncos face the St. Louis Rams on the road at 11 a.m. MST. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Sun., Nov. 23, 2014 2:25 PM MST Denver Broncos vs. Miami Dolphins The Denver Broncos take on the AFC East Miami Dolphins. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Tue., Nov. 25, 2014 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM MST Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution Denver Rescue Mission Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution
  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 6:30 PM MST Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs The Denver Broncos travel to Arrowhead Stadium to face AFC West foe the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football on NBC.
  • Sun., Dec. 07, 2014 2:05 PM MST Play 60/Fuel Up to Play 60 Tribute Game Play 60/Fuel Up to Play 60 tribute game. Teams will be recognized before the team's game against the Buffalo Bills.

News & Blogs

Print
RSS

That's What He Said: Cowboys Postgame

Posted Oct 6, 2013

Postgame quotes from the Broncos' 51-48 win over the Cowboys.

Head Coach John Fox

On the offensive shootout

“I think at the end of the day, you want to have more than they have at the end. There were a lot of different styles of that. It was pretty amazing that it came down to the defense making the big play at the end to put the offense in position. Thank God our offense kept us in the game all day long. It was a great team victory. It was the first one where we were really behind. I thought this was probably our best character victory as far as coming from behind. I think it was 14-0 at one time. Everybody is against you, although I’ll say there was a lot of orange in that stadium. I was a little bit surprised by that but that’s a tribute to our fans and how we travel. It’s tough to win in this league on the road. Very tough. We’ve gotten to 2-0 on the road and we count our blessings.”

On whether the team needed a game like this

“I don’t think so. Every one of these is a test. I don’t know if you want to say this was the most difficult test – they’re all difficult every time you go out there between those lines, at least in those players’ eyes. But we were trailing by a substantial amount and we battled back.”

 

Quarterback Peyton Manning

On the shootout

“It’s a combination of both. It is hard to enjoy a touchdown drive when you feel like their offense is hot and you’re going to have to go out there and do it again. We stayed focused on the sideline. Everybody was pretty determined to go out there and make some plays and keep moving the ball down the field. We talked about last night being able to handle being in a storm. We were kind of in a storm early, 14-0 on the road. That place was rocking. I thought we did a good job kind of digging ourselves out. Decker had a huge play to get our touchdown drive on that series. He made another great touchdown catch. I thought our guys stayed pretty poised considering the start of the game.”

On whether he expected a shootout

“I haven’t studied Dallas’ offense that much, but certainly Tony (Romo) was awesome today. He made some great plays and (tight end Jason) Witten and (wide receiver Dez) Bryant – those guys made a lot of plays. We were hurting on defense from an injury standpoint. We lost some of our leaders and so it was going to be a tough challenge for them. And then you add the injuries and it was even tougher. Offensively, we did some good things. We were good in the red zone. We talked about at halftime, we had to keep scoring. We cannot get complacent and have any three-and-outs. Their offense is hot. The field goals were disappointing because their offense was scoring touchdowns in the second half. But, we kept scoring and then had the huge defensive play at the end, which was significant. We did not want to give them the ball back. I’ve never been in a situation quite like that in the end where we needed to get the first down but we didn’t need to score. That difference was about half a yard. Knowshon and I were arguing at the end. He basically was asking, ‘How am I supposed to do that. How can I get half a yard but not get a yard and a half?’ I just said, ‘You can’t. You can’t score. You can’t do it. We have to get the first down, kick a field goal and get out of this place.’ We kept it pretty close there at the end.”

 

Wide Receiver Demaryius Thomas

On coming back on the road

“That’s big. Hostile environment, a lot of noise, defense came back and gave us the ball to get the W. It tells you something about the team. It’s a great team right here and we played 60 minutes. We did whatever we had to do to get the win.”

On not wanting to settle for field goals

“We do want to score every time. Every time we’ve got the ball, we want to score a touchdown. We don’t want to settle for field goals. We want to finish it off with an extra point kick. We don’t want to score three. That’s our main goal – to score a touchdown every time we touch the ball.”

 

Wide Receiver Wes Welker

On overcoming the deficit

“That’s huge to be able to see that. Know that it’s there, so we mentally know that we have the strength, that heart to fight back in the fourth quarter. Guys just continue to play ball and put ourselves in the position to win.”

On scoring 50 points for the second consecutive week

“Well we don’t put limitations on ourselves. We just go out there and our deal is to go out there and score. That’s what we want to do. We want to go out there and score point and make plays. No matter what the score is we just go out there and try to put points on the board.”

 

Defensive End Shaun Phillips

On why it was hard to get pressure on Cowboys QB Tony Romo

“We were going back and forth. They’re still good, too, and Romo is very athletic. He’s able to move around in the pocket and keep plays alive. I thought he did a lot of basketball-type things where he was running like pick-and-rolls basically with his offensive linemen. Again, that’s our fault. We don’t make excuses. We’ve got to make the plays, and the bottom line is we made the plays when it counted and we got the victory.”

On what he learned from the game

“That we’ve got so much more room to improve. That’s the great thing about it. We get to play another week, get the guys that are banged up, get those guys healthy and we play another week and keep on pushing.”

 

Linebacker Danny Trevathan

On his interception

“I was baiting him but I saw (Derek) Wolfe rushing him and put his hands up. Romo threw it and I felt like, man, it’s that time. Hopefully I don’t drop the ball when I get in the end zone this time. But you know I fell to the ground, so forget it.”

On giving up 48 points in a win

“It’s crazy. We have to do a better job of containing them, but in football you’re going to have tough games. They’re getting paid just like we’re getting paid and we just have to be able to stick it in and get that ‘W’ like we did.”

Facebook Comments

Let us know your thoughts. Comment below through Facebook, AOL, Hotmail or Yahoo accounts.