3 things we learned about Broncos in win over Cowboys

Denver Broncos, Baron Browning - Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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Denver Broncos, Baron Browning
DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 28: Inside linebacker Baron Browning #56 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after a play during the first half against the Los Angeles Chargers at Empower Field at Mile High on November 28, 2021, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

Baron Browning looks great at EDGE

It seemed curious when offseason reports trickled out that the Broncos were considering moving second-year linebacker Baron Browning to the outside. After a short glimpse in this preseason game, it appears to make a lot of sense to play him there.

Browning made his presence felt from the opening play, smacking Cowboys running back Rico Dowdle for no gain in the backfield. When he was on the field, he was all over the place, making plays and showing the team that he is going to be a force as an edge rusher.

If Griffith is going to miss time, a popular opinion will be to move Browning back inside. But after seeing the talent he flashed on the outside in this game, I have no idea why the team would opt to do that rather than to bring in a guy like Schobert or re-signing Alexander Johnson, who is still a free agent.

Browning could be a breakout player for the team this season and he was aggressive, disruptive and full of energy in this game, all the things you want to see out of a guy playing on the outside.

Browning finished the game with four tackles, one sack and a pass deflection in this game.