Denver Broncos Opponent Preview: Dallas Cowboys

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 18: Dak Prescott /

Next on our Denver Broncos opponent preview, we take a look at the first NFC opponent the team will face, the Dallas Cowboys.

After the Denver Broncos end the Week One schedule, they will remain home for a Week Two showdown with the Dallas Cowboys. This will be a tough test for the Denver Broncos.

The Dallas Cowboys are coming off a surprisingly successful season. During the preseason, Tony Romo went down with an injury. Dak Prescott came in and was the biggest surprise of the season. He won the starting job and never relinquished it. Even when Tony Romo was cleared, Prescott remained the starting quarterback.

Who would have thought that season would have marked the beginning of the end for the Tony Romo era? Romo ended up retiring earlier this offseason after it appeared as if the Denver Broncos were interested in him.

Now Romo will be in the booth alongside Jim Nantz for CBS games this season. But the Dallas Cowboys are in good hands. They have a quarterback/running back combination of Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott that showed a lot of potential in 2016.

The biggest question for them both is how will they handle their second years in the league. Only time will tell. But we do know both of them will get tested by this Broncos defense.

Let us take a look and see how the Dallas Cowboys have done this offseason.

2017 Draft Class

Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan

Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Colorado

Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan

Ryan Switzer, WR, North Carolina

Xavier Woods, S, Louisiana Tech

Marquez White, CB, Florida State

Joey Ivie, DT, Florida

Noah Brown, WR, Ohio State

Jordan Carrell, DE, Colorado

Key Signings: Terrance Williams (resigned), Kellen Moore (resigned), Darren McFadden (resigned)

Key Departures: Tony Romo (retirement), Ronald Leary (signed with Denver), Doug Free (retirement), Morris Claiborne (NY Jets), Barry Church (Jacksonville), Brandon Carr (Baltimore)

Closing Notes:

This will be the first tough game for the Denver Broncos, in my opinion. However, if the defense can stop Ezekiel Elliott in the running game, it will require Prescott to win the game. And with the strong corps of linebackers and the “No Fly Zone” secondary, it will be a tough task for him.

However, the offensive line for the Dallas Cowboys will not be an easy wall to break through. The Broncos defense will do their best to get some key sacks in critical situations.

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I believe whichever team wins the turnover battle will win this game. I believe that is where Denver does have the edge on Dallas. It will not be easy, but I look forward to a great Sunday afternoon game on September 17th.