It would have been a perfect matchup if the Cowboys had won Sunday’s game. After all, they haven’t beaten the Broncos in years. The last time Dallas beat Denver was back in 1995, and the result was a Lombardi Trophy for Dallas. The game is scheduled to begin at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday.
The first matchup of the season saw the Dallas Cowboys face the Denver Broncos. Peyton Manning was paired with Tony Romo in this game. The Broncos dominated Peyton Manning’s first few games, combining for 910 yards and ten touchdowns. DeMarco Murray and Knowshon Moreno combined for 136 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
This week the Cowboys will play the Broncos in Arlington, Texas, for the first time since Super Bowl XII. The Broncos have dominated Dallas in only 14 meetings, and Tom Landry’s team won Super Bowl XII, despite losing the Blunder Bowl. Moreover, Denver ranked third in the NFL before the game, which explains why they’ve won six of their last eight meetings.
After a scoreless opening half, the Broncos offense took control. Denver scored the second-most points in franchise history. Matt Prater’s game-winning field goal was the only difference between the teams in the final quarter. After Tony Romo was intercepted and returned to Denver, Denver’s offense was able sustain the pressure and win. Denver was able to hold a lead for most the game, thanks to the game-winning field kick.
The Denver Broncos’ season began on October 6, 2013, and the season was the team’s 44th in the National Football League. The team was in their third season under John Fox, and their second under Peyton Manning. The Broncos had never trailed by more 14 points in the previous three seasons. This was 356 days. The Cowboys would have won the game and it would have been a celebration of their dominance over Broncos.
The Broncos lost the season’s most impressive streak in 13 games, but they had a winning record against the Raiders and the Chiefs in the division playoffs. The Broncos won their first round bye and advanced to the AFC Championship for the first time since 2005. They are looking forward to their first Super Bowl appearance since the division playoffs, and their fans are sure to be enthusiastic and engrossed.