The Dallas Cowboys have been sitting on the high of the lowly NFC East at 6-1 when the Denver Broncos got here to city on Sunday. The Broncos have been at .500 on the season and just traded one of the most iconic players in franchise history because the final time they took the sector. With Dak Prescott again within the lineup for Dallas, the Cowboys have been put in as a double-digit favourite.
If the Cowboys have been anticipating a simple win, they obtained a impolite awakening. The Broncos held Dallas scoreless for the first three quarters on their technique to a 30-16 win. Denver out-gained the Cowboys by greater than 100 yards, gained the turnover battle 2-0, and have been by no means in jeopardy of dropping the sport.
How poorly have been issues going for the Cowboys? They even gave up a first down on a blocked punt.
As Denver punted within the third quarter, Dallas blocked the kick. The ball trickled up the sector, the place it was touched by Cowboys cornerback Nahshon Wright after which recovered by the Broncos. Denver didn’t get previous the first down marker on the restoration, however they nonetheless obtained a recent set of downs out of it. The ruling perplexed followers across the NFL.
Primarily, that is like a muffed punt. As soon as a participant on the receiving staff touches the ball previous the road of scrimmage, the kicking staff can get well the ball for a first down.
Denver would go on a 10-play, 72-yard drive to attain a area purpose and lengthen their result in 19-0 after recovering the kick. This appeared actually sturdy on the sport log, the place it confirmed as a Broncos punt adopted by a Broncos drive.
Mainly every little thing that might go fallacious for the Cowboys did go fallacious.
The excellent news for Dallas? Nobody else within the NFC East is best than 3-6. The Cowboys will hope this was simply a bizarre sport and attempt to neglect it rapidly.