Denver Broncos dismiss Dallas Cowboys 27-3 as preseason winds down
ARLINGTON, Texas — The final block of preseason games reliably contains some of the least entertaining professional football played in any given year. But for Denver Broncos fans, there was still a lot to get excited about Thursday night as the team demolished the Cowboys 27-3.
Quarterback Brock Osweiler took Denver to a 10-3 lead at the half, then came back in the third quarter to lead the squad to two more touchdowns. It was 24-3 by the time Zac Dysert stepped in to close up shop. Osweiler finished 9 of 13 for 190 yards, with no touchdowns and no interceptions. But despite the unremarkable numbers, he looked much more like a professional football player than he has at other points this preseason.
New WR Cody Latimer continued to show why he was a brilliant pick, going for a 54 yard run after one catch.
Overall, the game was a breeze compared to what comes next: Cutting the current 75-man roster down to the 53 players who will comprise the 2014 Denver Broncos.
The next time the Broncos take the field, it will be for real. Denver opens the regular season against the Colts here at home on Sept. 7.