The Broncos will take on the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. MT.
After snapping their four-game skid with a win over Washington, the Broncos will continue their NFC East slate by traveling to the Lone Star State for a duel with the 6-1 Cowboys, who are a last-second Buccaneers field goal away from being undefeated. Behind a high-powered offense led by quarterback Dak Prescott, running back Ezekiel Elliott and receivers CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper, the Cowboys lead the league in total offense and are third in scoring offense. Simply put, they are perhaps the most dangerous group in the NFL. With Bryce Callahan on injured reserve, rookie Pat Surtain II and Denver's cornerbacks will face one of their tougher tests of the season. The Broncos' front seven will also be challenged by the combination of Elliott and speedy backup RB Tony Pollard, which is as dangerous through the air as it is on the ground.
Keeping pace with Dallas' offense will be a challenge in its own right for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and Co. After producing just two scoring drives that gained more than 40 yards against Washington, Denver's offense must find a way to get points more consistently. The Cowboys defense ranks 28th in yards allowed through the air, but they're also extremely opportunistic with a league-leading 11 interceptions. Cornerback Trevon Diggs has seven of them on his own, so Bridgewater will have to be cautious when looking to throw deep. Dallas has been stingy on the ground, allowing the sixth-fewest rushing yards per game. Do-it-all rookie linebacker Micah Parsons, who won NFC Defensive Player of the Week last week, will be a threat for the Broncos' RB pairing of Melvin Gordon III and Javonte Williams, but if they can force enough confrontations in the second level as opposed to in the backfield, Denver's offense could be humming along on Sunday.
The Broncos will officially be without starting left tackle Garett Bolles on Sunday, as the 2020 second-team All-Pro was unable to participate in any of the team's practices this week. Outside linebacker Malik Reed (hip), guard Graham Glasgow (hip), tight end Albert Okwuegbunam (knee), nose tackle Mike Purcell (thumb) and safety Caden Sterns (shoulder) are all questionable. Okwuegbunam's and Glasgow's statuses on Sunday will particularly bear watching, as starting tight end Noah Fant and reserve guard Netane Muti are on the Broncos' Reserve/COVID-19 list and appear unlikely to be activated in time for Sunday's game, as Head Coach Vic Fangio said Friday.
Dallas ruled out tackle Tyron Smith (ankle) and tight end Blake Jarwin (hip) on Friday and listed Cooper (hamstring) and Lamb (ankle) as questionable. Cooper was a limited participant each day of practice while Lamb missed practice on Thursday and was limited on Wednesday and Friday.
The full week's injury report can be viewed here.
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Analyst: Greg Olsen
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