With the way the Dallas Cowboys back and forth season has gone, you’d expect them to win this game after losing to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Unfortunately for the Cowboys, they face the best opponent they’ve played all year on Sunday, the Denver Broncos.
The Broncos enter the game averaging 44.75 points a game. Peyton Manning is leading the league’s best pass attack with an average of 361.3 yards per game and 4 touchdowns per game. To make matter’s worse, the Cowboys’ pass defense has struggled as well. They have allowed an average of 304.5 yards per game.
Cowboys head coach, and former quarterback, Jason Garrett was quick to praise Peyton Manning.
“He’s playing quarterback at maybe the highest level it’s ever been played,” Garrett said. “He’s been doing it for 15 years. He’s a fantastic player. His understanding of the game is second to none; his command is second to none. His ability to positively impact the people around him is second to none, and physically, he’s awfully good. He throws it where he wants to over and over and over again. He throws it on time, is accurate, and has an ability to make a ton of big plays and make very few bad plays. So, he’s playing as high a level as the game’s ever been played.”
Both teams have among the league’s best run defenses. The Broncos are giving up a league best 74 yards per game on the ground, while the Cowboys are giving up 77.8 yards per game, a mark that is third best in the NFL.
While the Cowboy’s passing attack hasn’t been spectacular, the Broncos passing defense has been less spectacular. The Cowboys could rely on getting into a shoot-out with the Broncos to win the game.