I never thought I’d say this, but the Dallas Cowboys actually have a pretty big game coming up this week. At this point in the schedule, I didn’t think I would be saying that the Cowboys travel to take on the 3-0 Denver Broncos.
But that is the case, and here’s four things you need to know about this Bronco team before the game on Sunday:
1. There’s a Reason They Are 3-0
Who did they play their first three games? The Cincinnati Bengals, the Cleveland Browns, and the Oakland Raiders. The Bengals weren’t that good in week one, and it took a miracle to get the job done. And, well, the Raiders and Browns are easily the two of the worst teams in football.
But now it’s time for them to put their big boy pants on. After Dallas, they’ll play the Patriots, Chargers, Ravens, and Steelers. So it may be November 15 before they win again.
2. But This Defense Ain’t Too Shabby
With Mike Nolan at the helm, this defense has went from one of the worst defenses in the history of pro football to being a solid squad. Last year, Jay Cutler and the offense needed to put up at least 30 points a game for them to even keep it close.
This year though, Nolan has revamped the defense, and again, the opponents haven’t been great, but you can tell that they’ve made strides. I guess they had nowhere to go but up though, because it certainly couldn’t get any worse.
3. The Hoodie Will Be Out
With a forecast high of about 65 and a chance of rain on Sunday, there’s a good chance that you will see mini-Belichick in a hoodie. You just know that Josh McDaniels has all the confidence in the world right now after that 3-0 start against the NFL’s bottom-feeders.
Why is the hoodie important? Well, we’re not really sure. But if he thinks it’ll help him coach like Belichick, then he’ll see just how wrong he is in these next five games.
4. Denver Bronco Kyle Orton > Chicago Bear Kyle Orton
While Orton still isn’t Cutler (despite what some delusional Denver fans may have you believe), he’s definitely looked better than he did during his Chicago days. It probably helps to have some receivers too.
Throwing to Brandon Marshall and Brandon Stokely certainly helps matters a little, but so far, Orton hasn’t made the mistakes that we are use to seeing him make. I’m sure that after this left-handed preaseason masterpiece, fans were a little worried…..
That pretty much wraps up what you need to know about the Broncos before Sunday’s game. Tune in tomorrow for our complete preview of the game.
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