The Denver Broncos will have their hands full in Week 9 against the Dallas Cowboys. One team is trending towards contender-status, while the other is trending towards pretender-status. We’re not even halfway through the season, so the latter still has a chance to prove every doubter wrong.
There are so many problems for head coach Vic Fangio and his coaching staff to contend with against the Cowboys. The first is how to slow down their balanced and dynamic offense? The answer to that is likely to limit the chances they get to score points offensively through ball control.
“Yeah, and you have to be able to score points, ultimately,” Fangio said. “We have to play well. We have to play a really good game in all three phases. They’re really good [so] we have to play really well.”
Oh yes, and the whole scoring points thing. The leads to offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur and what he has planned for the Broncos’ offense on Sunday. I would share some of the things he said this week, but there were a lot of words and little to no substance to them. Hopefully that means he is keeping his plans close to the vest and he’s abandoned the whole notion of “keep grinding” that he had been on throughout the losing streak.
As a fan of a 4-4 team struggling on offense, I’ll take a loss here on the road against a really good football team if we see something worth getting hopeful about from Shurmur’s play calling. That means scoring points and actually sticking to the things that are working during the game against the Cowboys defense.
Here’s how to watch.
When: Sunday, November 7 at 11:00 a.m. Mile High time
Announcers: Kevin Burkhardt (play-by-play), Greg Olsen (analyst) and Pam Oliver (sideline reporting)
Radio: KOA - 850 AM | 94.1 FM & The Fox - 103.5 FM | Dave Logan (play-by-play) and Rick Lewis (analyst)
The Broncos will have their most widely aired game of the year as they take on the Cowboys this week. The game will also be broadcast in Alaska and Hawaii. If you see RED in the map below, you will get the Denver game on FOX.
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Broncos-Cowboys Betting Odds
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Denver Broncos opened a mere seven-point underdog. However, with the trade of Von Miller and Dak Prescott returning to the lineup the spread has grown to a 10-point one in favor of Dallas. People are expecting and betting on this being a bloodbath for the visiting team.
Aside from the obvious meeting in Super Bowl XII, the Broncos and Cowboys have an interesting history. The Cowboys won five of their first seven meetings from 1973-1995 and then from there it has been all Broncos all the way. Denver has won six straight against the Cowboys dating back to 1998. Does that streak end on Sunday? It very well could.
We got an outstanding podcast lineup for you each week and a big thank you to all who listen to our shows each week. We love you! Go Broncos!
On the Cover 2 Broncos podcast, Joe Rowles and Joe Mahoney looked beyond the Von Miller trade and looked at where the Broncos could go from that trade moving forward.
The Dublin to Denver podcast with Michael McQuaid, Colum Cronin, and Stewart Roche also reacted to the Von Miller news while also looking at the Broncos win over the Washington Football Team and the upcoming game against the Cowboys.
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2021 Denver Broncos Schedule
|1||9/12/2021||at New York Giants||2:25 PM||FOX||27-13||1-0|
|2||9/19/2021||at Jacksonville Jaguars||11:00 AM||CBS||23-13||2-0|
|3||9/26/2021||vs New York Jets||2:05 PM||CBS||26-0||3-0|
|4||10/3/2021||vs Baltimore Ravens||2:25 PM||CBS||7-23||3-1|
|5||10/10/2021||at Pittsburgh Steelers||11:00 AM||FOX||19-27||3-2|
|6||10/17/2021||vs Las Vegas Raiders||2:25 PM||CBS||24-34||3-3|
|7||10/21/2021||at Cleveland Browns (TNF)||6:20 PM||NFLN||14-17||3-4|
|8||10/31/2021||vs Washington Football Team||2:25 PM||FOX||17-10||4-4|
|9||11/7/2021||at Dallas Cowboys||11:00 AM||FOX||30-16||5-4|
|10||11/14/2021||vs Philadelphia Eagles||2:25 PM||CBS||13-30||5-5|
|12||11/28/2021||vs Los Angeles Chargers||2:05 PM||CBS||28-13||6-5|
|13||12/5/2021||at Kansas City Chiefs (SNF)||6:20 PM||NBC||9-22||6-6|
|14||12/12/2021||vs Detroit Lions||2:05 PM||FOX||38-10||7-6|
|15||12/19/2021||vs Cincinnati Bengals||2:05 PM||CBS||10-15||7-7|
|16||12/26/2021||at Las Vegas Raiders||2:25 PM||CBS||13-17||7-8|
|17||1/2/2022||at Los Angeles Chargers||2:05 PM||CBS||13-34||7-9|
|18||1/8/2022||vs Kansas City Chiefs (SAT)||2:30 PM||ESPN|