Entrenching himself as the Broncos' starter, Siemian is starting to get some love from around the NFL. Through two weeks, the Denver Broncos' third-year pro is tied for the league lead with six TD passes and the Broncos (2-0) are tops in the NFL with a 57 percent third-down conversion rate. Siemian is the only Broncos QB with two dozen TD throws in his first 16 career NFL starts.
The Buffalo Bills have reshuffled their defensive depth by signing safety Robert Blanton and tackle Deandre Coleman in preparing to host the Denver Broncos this weekend. Blanton has five seasons of NFL experience and returns to Buffalo after spending last year with the Bills. Coleman also returns to Buffalo after being among the team's final cuts earlier this month. Buffalo (1-1) has question marks at tackle after starter Marcell Dareus hurt his ankle in a 9-3 loss to Carolina on Sunday.
Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph says first-round draft pick Garett Bolles' left leg injury isn't as serious as first feared and the left tackle ditched his walking boot Monday as he used only crutches to get around team headquarters and get treatment. Joseph said it's a lower leg bruise, so we're very lucky that it isn't serious and he's week to week. The Broncos initially feared a torn Achilles tendon, which would have ended the rookie's season.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) gestures in the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. It's not a shock that the Dallas Cowboys lost to the Denver Broncos 42-17 on Sunday. That left quarterback Dak Prescott, who attempted a career-high 50 passes, to keep the Cowboys in it. Just one week after delivering enough when tested by the Seattle Seahawks, the Green Bay Packers offense plodded against the Atlanta Falcons in a 34-23 loss Sunday night.
Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was stuffed by the Broncos on Sunday. I didn't like the way he quit today, Tomlinson said on NFL Network. Tomlinson's NFLGameDay co-host Deion Sanders asked him to explain why he thought the NFL's reigning rushing champ had quit. Elliott had nine rushing attempts as the Broncos clogged the running lanes and basically dared second-year Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott to throw the ball. This shows us we have a lot of work to do, Elliott said after the game.
As the NFL faces mounting evidence of brain disease among its former players, a current one gave fans a scare Sunday in a game between the host Denver Broncos and Dallas Cowboys. Broncos receiver Bennie Fowler was hit as he dove to make a catch and smashed his head against the turf. Fowler did not return to the game and was diagnosed with a concussion, the Denver Post reported.
They did just that in a 42-17 crushing of the Cowboys. I saw the picks on the NFL Network, everyone picked the Cowboys. Then, when he got up and tried to run back to the bench, he stumbled twice and couldn't gain his bearings. Hopefully it's not too serious, said guard Ron Leary, who returned to the lineup just six days after sustained a concussion in the Broncos' opener.
Denver Broncos running back CJ Anderson (22) carries the ball in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. An MRI on Monday will reveal the extent of any ligament damage and determine how much time Bolles will miss. Bolles' injury was a black mark on what otherwise was an impressive performance for the Broncos' offense. Quarterback Trevor Siemian threw four touchdowns, while the Broncos outgained the Cowboys 380-268.
DENVER (AP) - Ezekiel Elliott can easily recall the last time he was held to less than 10 yards rushing in a game. Elliott couldn't find any daylight against a swarming Denver Broncos defense as the Cowboys fell 42-17 on Sunday in a game that was delayed 62 minutes by lightning. It was by far the worst game of Elliott's pro career, with his longest scamper just a 5-yard mini-burst.
He, much like the Dallas Cowboys as a whole, couldn't do anything to stop the Denver Broncos on Sunday afternoon. It's also a route they veered off of on Sunday afternoon against the Broncos, who punked the Cowboys up front on both sides of the ball. It wasn't only a frustrating loss, but one that exposed a lot of potential issues for Dallas.
Already missing Orlando Scandrick - he was ruled out earlier in the week with a broken left hand - the Cowboys lost two more defensive backs in the first half Sunday against Denver. The Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos resumed their game after a 62-minute lightning delay. The Cowboys were on the march before the delay and have the ball in Denver territory. The tarp also has been removed down the road at Coors Field, where the Colorado Rockies are playing the San Diego Padres.
Ezekiel Elliott was completely shut down by the Broncos' defense in the Cowboys 42-17 loss Sunday. The 2016 NFL rushing leader ran nine times for eight yards in the loss. He also caught four passes for 14 yards for an average of 0.6 yards per play on the afternoon. In the meantime, while Elliott was having trouble finding room to run quarterback Dak Prescott struggled mightily in the loss. He threw two INTs in the Cowboys Week 13 loss to the Giants in 2016.
The Cowboys won easily in Week 1, when they were rarely challenged by a floundering New York Giants offense. As the Broncos built a 21-7 lead by late in the second quarter, the Cowboys were forced out of the comfort zone of their ball-control offense. Elliott was initially punished for a violation of the personal conduct policy after an allegation of domestic violence last year. The Cowboys also face questions about their defense after allowing the Broncos to rack up 380 yards.
Two plays after Bolles was carted off, Siemian found Virgil Green for a 2-yard TD. The Cowboys pulled to 35-17 on Jason Witten's 28-yard catch that was set up by rookie Jourdan Lewis' interception when the receiver he was covering slipped. The Cowboys looked nothing like the team that dominated the Giants in their opener. They were seeking their first win in Denver since 1992 and instead lost to the Broncos for the sixth straight time.
Bolles was taken with the 20th overall pick in the draft out of Utah. The Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos resumed their game after a 62-minute lightning delay. The game between Dallas and Denver is scheduled to resume around 6 p.m. Eastern after being delayed by lightning. Both teams went to their locker rooms, while most of the fans headed for the cover of the concourse. The officials stopped the game with 33 seconds remaining in the first quarter Sunday and the Broncos leading 7-0.
The Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos resumed their game after a 62-minute lightning delay. The Cowboys were on the march before the delay and have the ball in Denver territory. The game between Dallas and Denver is scheduled to resume around 6 p.m. Eastern after being delayed by lightning. The officials stopped the game with 33 seconds remaining in the first quarter Sunday and the Broncos leading 7-0.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) celebrates throwing a touchdown in the second quarter against the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium. On Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback became the first player in NFL history to have fewer than five interceptions in his first 500 pass attempts. He set the mark when he completed his first two passes Sunday against the Denver Broncos.