Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25) is tackled by Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Brandon Stokley (80) after catching an interception during the first half at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports)

Bryant, Witten To Give Broncos’ Secondary A Run


Broncos starting cornerback Chris Harris grew up about four hours from Dallas in Bixby, Oklahoma. It’s no wonder his favorite team was the Cowboys as a youngster. Harris will have plenty of family and friends at Sunday’s game.

“I know that I have a lot of people in my family that are Cowboys fans, so I definitely want to ruin their day, definitely,” Harris said.

Harris and the rest of the Broncos’ secondary will have a tough task with both Dez Bryant and Jason Witten running around. Those two have combined for 69 receptions for 474 yards and six touchdowns. Nearly 50% of all of Dallas’ first downs have come from Bryant and Witten.

“We all know Dez Bryant is a great receiver and we’ve got to match his mentality,” Harris said. “We can’t let him get going. That’s the thing about him and Romo, they get into a great rhythm and we’ve got to try to keep him from getting that rhythm.”

“He catches everything,” safety Rahim Moore said of Witten. “He reminds me of Tim Duncan of the [San Antonio] Spurs. You look up and the dude has 10-12 catches, easily. He runs precise routes, he knows the game. He and Romo have a great rapport, you can tell. He does everything right.”

The Broncos have been giving up 316.3 passing yards per game, which is ranked 30th in the league. A lot of those yards have come in garbage time, but still, it’s something to be aware of.

Tony Romo is connecting this season, ranked third in completion percentage with 8 touchdowns and just one interception. The Broncos will have to find a way to lockdown Bryant and Witten all while pressuring Romo. It’s the only way to get the job done in what’s sure to be a competitive game.

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  • Reader

    Witten is old and cumbersome. He’s no longer an elite TE in the league. Most team can cover him by a LB or SS. Most of his catch now is short yard and YAC = 0 nil, because he’s too slow to run away from LB or SS like he used to couple years ago. Be real!