Denver Broncos: Week two predictions against Dallas Cowboys
3. Trevor Siemian will excel — again.
The Cowboys have an over-achieving defense dating back to the beginning of last season. They were up to the same type of tricks last week against the New York Giants, who looked like an absolute train wreck offensively.
The Broncos haven’t exactly been elite offensively in recent years, but they looked pretty good against a Chargers defense that boasts a pair of pass rushers better than any other duo the Broncos are likely to face this season.
The Cowboys are without cornerback Orlando Scandrick in this game, and starting safety Byron Jones is also listed as questionable. Factor in the fact that this Dallas team doesn’t have a true ‘elite’ edge rusher, and the formula is in place for Trevor Siemian to have a lot of success.
Dallas’ greatest asset defensively is inside linebacker Sean Lee, who is healthy and when he is healthy, he’s arguably the best linebacker in the game. The Broncos will need to make sure they identify where he’s at on any given play, and find ways to eliminate him as a factor in the passing game.
I think Siemian will throw the ball well in this game, and I anticipate a major reason for his success being an improved Menelik Watson at right tackle and improved pass protection as a whole.