Horse Tracks: Cowboys players psyching themselves out

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Lots of talk from the Cowboys players, but what they need to be doing is studying every waking minute of every day. You know, like Peyton Manning is likely doing right now. Keep talking Dallas.

Ernie Sims: 'I'm sick of hearing about Peyton Manning' - NFL.com
Peyton Manning is on pace to throw for 64 touchdown passes this season, but don't bother Ernie Sims with that information.

Broncos News & Blogs

Call Off the Season: The Super Bowl Is Set | The MMQB
A little early? Maybe, but after a month of domination, how could it be anything but Broncos-Seahawks squaring off in February?

Malik Jackson quietly keying Denver Broncos defense | The MMQB
You know about Peyton, and Wes, and Von (when he returns) ... but do you know the invaluable Swiss Army knife keying the Denver defense?

3TFO: Broncos @ Cowboys, Week 5 | ProFootballFocus.com
This has to be the week that the Denver Broncos’ ridiculous streak of 15 consecutive regular season wins by at least 7 points comes to an end, right? Their opponents, the Dallas Cowboys, are a talented team with 10 players in the Top 10 of their respective positions in our overall cumulative ratings.

Defenses dumbfounded on how to get to Peyton Manning | USA Today
These days, NFL defensive coordinators ponder the problem of Peyton Manning. How do you solve him? The answer, to the degree there is one, is to hit him — hard, early and often. Catch a quarterback, and pin him down.

Julius Thomas among rising crop of hoopsters-turned-tight ends - NFL.com
The Denver Broncos' new stud tight end might not know it all about football yet, but he knows a few things about another sport. So when Julius Thomas is asked if any of his teammates could take him one-on-one in basketball, he isn't beat off the dribble to the answer.

How the Broncos' Defense Has Thrived Without Its Star - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Said aloud, many of the details about this Broncos’ season barely seem real. In its first four games, Denver’s offense has scored 179 points, the most of any team since the merger. The current odds for Peyton Manning — he of the 1,470 yards and 16 touchdowns — to win the MVP award sit at -600. Denver’s odds to go undefeated are 12-1, and next week, it's a 27.5-point favorite against what I’m pretty sure still counts as an NFL team.

Champ Bailey seeing more time to heal with solid play of Broncos CBs - Denver Post
With a heavy dusting of snow plowed to the side of the Broncos turf field at Dove Valley on Friday, the team practiced outside in the coldest conditions so far of the 2013 season.

Broncos' theme song, Avs' bandwagon, Nuggets' hopes - Denver Post
Hochmans Happy Hour: Each weekday near quittin time, Denver Post sports columnist Benjamin Hochman primes the barstool banter. In this installment, Hochman takes questions.

Broncos' Peyton Manning prefers to focus on next opponent instead of past achievements - Denver Post
If Peyton Manning has a problem with NFL records, its they have a way of focusing on the past. May yesteryears quarterbacks such as Y.A. Tittle, Joe Kapp, Sid Luckman, Sammy Baugh and even Milt Plum always be remembered. But what do they have to do with Mannings attempt to lead the Broncos past Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday?

NFL more and more a glutton for profit - Denver Post
You want to see all-star cornerback Champ Bailey quit football? Go ahead, keep expanding the NFL season.

Broncos briefs: CB Champ Bailey still limited, frustrated by foot - Denver Post
Champ Bailey is impatient. The injured Broncos cornerback had his weekly media availability Thursday, and after missing the first four weeks of the season, hes getting fed up with spending game days on the sidelines. "I cant even put it into words how frustrating it is," Bailey said.

Broncos' Jack Del Rio tight-lipped about Southern Cal coach job - Denver Post
Jack Del Rio spoke at length about the Dallas Cowboys, their quarterback Tony Romo and his receivers. What Del Rio wouldnt talk about Thursday is the possibility hes a candidate to fill the coaching vacancy of his alma mater, Southern California.

Woodyard’s World: Week 5 | DenverBroncos.com
The Cowboys are a good team, a tough team to go against. They are are always a team to look out for. They have a good running attack and a good passing attack. Overall, they are a balanced team, whether they are going to pass it or run the ball.

Ball's Rookie Journal: Prepping for Dallas | DenverBroncos.com
We've got Dallas this week, and it's most definitely no secret that their front four is a strength of the defense, for sure. Obviously the number one player, we all know, is DeMarcus Ware. He's most definintely been doing some great things. For us, it's just keep doing what we've been doing. That's just the main thing for us, keep practicing well, which we have been, then going out there and performing.

Broncos turn focus to tough road test | Cover32.com
That game was against the New York Giants and that team looks to be possibly be one of the worst in the NFL. Peyton Manning rolled past little brother Eli in a blowout. A close game that was opened up in the second half.

Broncos-Cowboys: Game Notes | Bronco Planet
When the Broncos visit the Cowboys on Sunday, there will be a few things to look for. Dallas is 2-2, but their two victories have come at home. Not that this will bother anyone in Broncos Country, since Denver is a 7.5 – 9 point favorite depending on which Sports Book you visit.

Inside The Villain's Venue: Denver Broncos vs. Dallas Cowboys - Predominantly Orange
We’re stepping into Jerry’s World this week, folks. That’s right. The Dallas Cowboys are up on the buffet table now. Will the Broncos eat them away, too?

Semana 5: Broncos @ Cowboys – Injury Report " BroncosBrasil.com
Notícias da enfermaria. Confira a lista de jogadores lesionados (Injury Report) do jogo de domingo entre Denver Broncos e Dallas Cowboys pela semana 5 da temporada 2013.

Broncos Media

'Playbook': Denver Broncos vs. Dallas Cowboys - NFL Videos
The Denver Broncos have 15 consecutive regular season wins, but will that continue against the Dallas Cowboys? The "Playbook" gang breaks down the Broncos' high-powered offense and special teams unit.

The Huddle: Denver Broncos vs. Dallas Cowboys - NFL Videos
Will the Dallas Cowboys' defense be able to stop Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos' offense Sunday?

Preview: Denver Broncos vs. Dallas Cowboys - NFL Videos
NFL Films previews the Week 5 matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Dallas Cowboys.

BTV Daily: Snowy Finish to Cowboys Prep | DenverBroncos.com
The Broncos are finished getting ready for the Cowboys and Coach Fox says the team is still undecided on whether or nor Champ Bailey will play.

Fox Outlines Final Injury Report | DenverBroncos.com
Head Coach John Fox talks to the press after Friday's practice.

AFC West Rival Roundup

Josh Freeman still liked by Oakland Raiders' Greg Olson - NFL.com
While breaking down where Josh Freeman might land after being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, our Chris Wesseling put the Oakland Raiders at the top of the list, pointing to offensive coordinator Greg Olson's familiarity with the quarterback.

Darren McFadden, Stefen Wisniewski still not practicing Friday - Silver And Black Pride
The status of Darren McFadden and Stefen Wisniewski is in doubt for Sunday's game. Both starters have been missing from Raiders practice all week.

Injuries have Raiders scraping depth chart along offensive line - Silver And Black Pride
The Raiders came into the season with injuries along the offensive line. This has made from some suspect play along the line although offensive line coach, Tony Sparano has still managed to field a decent squad.

NFL picks Week 5: Predicting Titans-Chiefs game and everyone else - Arrowhead Pride
The Kansas City Chiefs are still undefeated, already having doubled their win total from last season. Now, they head into a tough game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday at LP Field, giving our boys perhaps their toughest test to this point.

Jamaal Charles probable, Eric Fisher ruled out - Arrowhead Pride
The KC Chiefs final injury report for Tennessee Titans week is in. Jamaal Charles will play while Eric Fisher has been ruled out.

The San Diego Chargers will win against the Oakland Raiders - Bolts From The Blue
Every week, John Gennaro gives San Diego Chargers fans three reasons that the team will win their upcoming game. This week, the team travels to Oakland to play a late game against the Raiders.

How the San Diego Chargers utilize Danny Woodhead - Bolts From The Blue
Danny Woodhead has been an integral part of the Chargers offense through 4 games. Jason Peters looks at the variety of ways they get him involved in the passing game.

NFL News & Blogs

Mike Westhoff believes NFL is making special teams obsolete | The MMQB
Special teams used to have a major impact and serve as a proving ground for players and coaches. The new rules have turned the third phase of the game into an afterthought—and sucked some of the fun out of football.

Too much passing; Lions-Packers; Bears-Saints, more Week 5 notes | The MMQB
Taking to the air has become the way of the NFL, but when do we reach the point where teams are passing too much, for the worse? We may already be there

Power, traps, counters, and zone: Breaking down the Colts running game - SBNation.com
Under offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton, the Indianapolis Colts are the latest team to embrace innovations in the ground game to beat opposing defenses. Here's a look at how they do it.

Know the Score, Week 5: Who dat gonna beat dem Saints? - SBNation.com
This week, we're previewing the Bears as they try to stop a jazzed-up Saints squad, and a closer look at the rest of the action on tap for Week 5.

Bears secondary preparing for Saints' Jimmy Graham, a matchup nightmare - SBNation.com
Jimmy Graham has quickly established himself as the best tight end in the NFL. How will the Chicago Bears hope to defend him on Sunday?

Greg Schiano earns his way onto the list in Week 4 - SBNation.com
Greg Schiano has earned his way onto our weekly watch of NFL coaches on the hot seat.

Report: Giants acquire linebacker Jon Beason from Carolina - Big Blue View
The New York Giants have reportedly acquired linebacker Jon Beason in a trade with the Carolina Panthers, gambling that the three-time Pro Bowler can regain the form he showed before tearing his achilles tendon in the Panthers' 2011 season opener.

Steelers, Ravens Trade for a pair of left tackles | Football Perspective
This week, the Steelers and Ravens both made trades in an attempt to shore up their team’s blind spot. In Baltimore, Bryant McKinnie has taken every snap at left tackle this season — with mixed results. According to Pro Football Focus, McKinnie has been average as a pass blocker (although he’s allowed 11 quarterback hurries) and poor as a run blocker.

Is Brian Hoyer a Building Block or a Mirage for Cleveland Browns? - NFL Mocks
It wasn’t that long ago that Brian Hoyer was considered one of the top backup QBs on the market, but that was when he played for the New England Patriots.

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