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Broncos 42, Cowboys 17

Highlights from Denver's second win of the season at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Sept. 17, 2017. Gazette photos by Dougal Brownlie and Christian Murdock

Denver Broncos nose tackle Domata Peko (94) celebrates after the Broncos defense stopped Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21), on the ground behind Peko, for a short gain during the first quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos nose tackle Domata Peko (94) celebrates after the Broncos defense stopped Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21), on the ground behind Peko, for a short gain during the first quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) throws under the pressure of Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (90) during the first quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) throws under the pressure of Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (90) during the first quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) left, celebrates with Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) after Sanders scored a touchdown during the first quarter to give the Broncos a 7-0 lead against Dallas Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) left, celebrates with Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) after Sanders scored a touchdown during the first quarter to give the Broncos a 7-0 lead against Dallas Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Broncos mascot Miles crowd surfs after the Broncos scored against the Cowboys during the first quarter  to take a 7-0 lead Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Broncos mascot Miles crowd surfs after the Broncos scored against the Cowboys during the first quarter to take a 7-0 lead Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) throws down field under the pressure of Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (90) during the first quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) throws down field under the pressure of Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (90) during the first quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) is flipped to the ground by Denver Broncos outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett (48) while Denver Broncos inside linebacker Brandon Marshall (54), left, and Denver Broncos defensive tackle Adam Gotsis (99) close in during the first quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) is flipped to the ground by Denver Broncos outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett (48) while Denver Broncos inside linebacker Brandon Marshall (54), left, and Denver Broncos defensive tackle Adam Gotsis (99) close in during the first quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) runs past Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Jaylon Smith (54) for a first down to the Dallas 39-yard line during the first quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) runs past Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Jaylon Smith (54) for a first down to the Dallas 39-yard line during the first quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos nose tackle Domata Peko (94) celebrates after the Broncos defense stopped Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21), on the ground behind Peko, for a short gain during the first quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos nose tackle Domata Peko (94) celebrates after the Broncos defense stopped Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21), on the ground behind Peko, for a short gain during the first quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos offensive tackle Menelik Watson (75) hugs Denver Broncos offensive tackle Garett Bolles (72) as Bolles was carted off with an injury during the third quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos offensive tackle Menelik Watson (75) hugs Denver Broncos offensive tackle Garett Bolles (72) as Bolles was carted off with an injury during the third quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos tight end Jeff Heuerman (82) leaps for a first down as Dallas Cowboys safety Xavier Woods (25) left, and Dallas Cowboys strong safety Kavon Frazier (35) trip him up during the third quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos tight end Jeff Heuerman (82) leaps for a first down as Dallas Cowboys safety Xavier Woods (25) left, and Dallas Cowboys strong safety Kavon Frazier (35) trip him up during the third quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) breaks away from Dallas Cowboys free safety Byron Jones (31) and runs for a first down to the Dallas 18-yard line during the third quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) breaks away from Dallas Cowboys free safety Byron Jones (31) and runs for a first down to the Dallas 18-yard line during the third quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos offensive tackle Garett Bolles (72) waves to the crowd as he a taken off the field with an injury during the third quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos offensive tackle Garett Bolles (72) waves to the crowd as he a taken off the field with an injury during the third quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58), left, and Denver Broncos outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett (48) pressure Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) during the third quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58), left, and Denver Broncos outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett (48) pressure Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) during the third quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) breaks through  the Dallas defense for his second touchdown during the third quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) breaks through the Dallas defense for his second touchdown during the third quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) celebrates after scoring his second touchdown of the game during the third quarter against Dallas Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) celebrates after scoring his second touchdown of the game during the third quarter against Dallas Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58)stops Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) for a loss during the fourth quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58)stops Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) for a loss during the fourth quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) leaves the field after the Broncos defeated the Cowboys 42-17 Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) leaves the field after the Broncos defeated the Cowboys 42-17 Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) throws the ball during the first quarter on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium as the Broncos led 7-0 before inclement weather delayed the game in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) calls out the next play during the first quarter on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) tackles Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (82) during the first quarter on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium as the Broncos led 7-0 before the inclement weather delay. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Dallas Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown (30) gets the ball tipped off his fingers during an attempted inception during the first quarter on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) catches the ball the end zone for a touchdown during the first quarter on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium to give the Broncos a 7-0 lead over the Dallas Cowboys. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) is run out of bounds during the first quarter on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) flips over Denver Broncos outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett (48) during the first quarter on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High as the Broncos led 7-0 before the inclement weather delay. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams (83) celebrates a Cowboys touchdown during the game on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver. The Broncos won 42-17. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (90) tries to block the extra point during the first quarter on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) runs the ball for a gain in yardage over Dallas Cowboys strong safety Kavon Frazier (35) during the game on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) catches the ball at the end zone for a touchdown during the game on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) runs to the end zone for a touchdown during the game on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) salutes to the crowd after his touchdown during the game on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Denver Broncos offensive tackle Garett Bolles (72) points to the crowd after teammate Denver Broncos tight end Virgil Green (85) scores a touchdown during the game on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Denver Broncos running back Jamaal Charles (28) is tackled by Dallas Cowboys cornerback Jourdan Lewis (27) during the game on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Denver Broncos tight end Virgil Green (85) runs in for a touchdown during the game on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Denver Broncos tight end Virgil Green (85) celebrates at the end zone after his completed touchdown during the game on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) sacks Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) during the game on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Dallas Cowboys middle linebacker Sean Lee (50) lunges for Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) during the game on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Denver Broncos center Matt Paradis (61) warms up before the Dallas/Denver game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos center Matt Paradis (61) warms up before the Dallas/Denver game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) warms up before the Dallas/Denver game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) warms up before the Dallas/Denver game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) warms up before the Dallas/Denver game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) warms up before the Dallas/Denver game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Bennie Fowler (16) warms up before the Dallas/Denver game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos wide receiver Bennie Fowler (16) warms up before the Dallas/Denver game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos offensive tackle Allen Barbre (73) warms up before the Dallas/Denver game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos offensive tackle Allen Barbre (73) warms up before the Dallas/Denver game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos running back De'Angelo Henderson (33) warms up before the Dallas/Denver game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos running back De'Angelo Henderson (33) warms up before the Dallas/Denver game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe (95) warms up before the Dallas/Denver game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe (95) warms up before the Dallas/Denver game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos tight end Virgil Green (85) leaves the field after warmups before the Dallas/Denver game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos tight end Virgil Green (85) leaves the field after warmups before the Dallas/Denver game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos offensive tackle Garett Bolles (72) prays before the start of the Broncos game against the Cowboys  Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos offensive tackle Garett Bolles (72) prays before the start of the Broncos game against the Cowboys Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos offensive tackle Garett Bolles (72) points toward the sky after praying in the endzone before the start of the Broncos game against the Cowboys  Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos offensive tackle Garett Bolles (72) points toward the sky after praying in the endzone before the start of the Broncos game against the Cowboys Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Annabel Bowlen, wife of Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, waves to the crowd before the start of the Broncos/Cowboys game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Annabel Bowlen, wife of Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, waves to the crowd before the start of the Broncos/Cowboys game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Mascot Miles waves the Broncos flag during the pregame show Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Mascot Miles waves the Broncos flag during the pregame show Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos nose tackle Domata Peko (94) cheers on the crowd before the start of the Broncos game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos nose tackle Domata Peko (94) cheers on the crowd before the start of the Broncos game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25) waves to the crowd during the pregame Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25) waves to the crowd during the pregame Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott takes the snap during the first quarter against the Broncos Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott takes the snap during the first quarter against the Broncos Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) runs down field against Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Jaylon Smith (54), left, and Dallas Cowboys strong safety Jeff Heath (38) for a first down during the first quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) runs down field against Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Jaylon Smith (54), left, and Dallas Cowboys strong safety Jeff Heath (38) for a first down during the first quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) drops back to pass against the Cowboys during the first quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) drops back to pass against the Cowboys during the first quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) runs past Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Jaylon Smith (54) for a first down to the Dallas 39-yard line during the first quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) runs past Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Jaylon Smith (54) for a first down to the Dallas 39-yard line during the first quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The Broncos cheerleaders perfrom during a timeout in the second quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Broncos cheerleaders perfrom during a timeout in the second quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (90) forces Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) to fumble during the second quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. The turnover, which gave the Cowboys the ball on the Denver 3-yard line, set up Dallas' first touchdown.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (90) forces Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) to fumble during the second quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. The turnover, which gave the Cowboys the ball on the Denver 3-yard line, set up Dallas' first touchdown. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Broncos cheerleaders perform during a timeout in the second quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Broncos cheerleaders perform during a timeout in the second quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) runs into the end zone for his first touchdown of the day against the Cowboys during the second quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) runs into the end zone for his first touchdown of the day against the Cowboys during the second quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) throws down field against the Cowboys during the second quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) throws down field against the Cowboys during the second quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott drops back to pass against the Broncos during the second quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott drops back to pass against the Broncos during the second quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Fans cheer for Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe (95) as he leaves the stadium after the Broncos defeated the Cowboys 42-17 Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Fans cheer for Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe (95) as he leaves the stadium after the Broncos defeated the Cowboys 42-17 Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver head coach Vance Joseph talks things over with down judge Jim Mello during the third quarter against the Cowboys Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver head coach Vance Joseph talks things over with down judge Jim Mello during the third quarter against the Cowboys Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos offensive tackle Menelik Watson (75) rests during a injury timeout in the third quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos offensive tackle Menelik Watson (75) rests during a injury timeout in the third quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25) runs back an interception against the Cowboys during the third quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25) runs back an interception against the Cowboys during the third quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) runs down field against the Broncos during the fourth quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) runs down field against the Broncos during the fourth quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) walks back to the huddle during the third quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) walks back to the huddle during the third quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) runs down field against the Broncos during the fourth quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) runs down field against the Broncos during the fourth quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25) celebrates after intercepting a pass from Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott during the third quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25) celebrates after intercepting a pass from Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott during the third quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Rick Egitto of Castle Rock takes a picture of Cindy Egitto inside the  Mile High Stadium museum before the Dallas/Denver game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Rick Egitto of Castle Rock takes a picture of Cindy Egitto inside the Mile High Stadium museum before the Dallas/Denver game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Tony Flores, who is a Broncos fan living in Texas, plays catch before the Dallas/Denver game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Tony Flores, who is a Broncos fan living in Texas, plays catch before the Dallas/Denver game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The Denver Broncos Stampede march past Cowboy fans before the Dallas/Denver game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Denver Broncos Stampede march past Cowboy fans before the Dallas/Denver game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A Broncos fans cheer for the Denver Broncos Stampede as they play for the tailgaters before the Dallas/Denver game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A Broncos fans cheer for the Denver Broncos Stampede as they play for the tailgaters before the Dallas/Denver game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A Cowboys fan wears a huge hat as fans walk to the stadium on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field as Denver Broncos took on the Dallas Cowboys in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Fans head to the stadium on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field as the Denver Broncos took on the Dallas Cowboys in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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A large group of Cowboys fans tailgate before the start of the game on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium as the Denver Broncos took on the Dallas Cowboys in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) catches the ball in the end zone for a touchdown during the first quarter on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium as the Denver Broncos took on the Dallas Cowboys in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) left, celebrates with Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) after Sanders scored a touchdown during the first quarter to give the Broncos a 7-0 lead against Dallas Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) left, celebrates with Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) after Sanders scored a touchdown during the first quarter to give the Broncos a 7-0 lead against Dallas Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver wide receiver Bennie Fowler III warms up before the Dallas/Denver game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver wide receiver Bennie Fowler III warms up before the Dallas/Denver game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) left, celebrates with Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) after Sanders scored a touchdown during the first quarter to give the Broncos a 7-0 lead against Dallas Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) left, celebrates with Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) after Sanders scored a touchdown during the first quarter to give the Broncos a 7-0 lead against Dallas Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos nose tackle Domata Peko (94) celebrates after the Broncos defense stopped Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21), on the ground behind Peko, for a short gain during the first quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Denver Broncos nose tackle Domata Peko (94) celebrates after the Broncos defense stopped Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21), on the ground behind Peko, for a short gain during the first quarter Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) tackles Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (82) during the first quarter on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium as the Broncos led 7-0 before the inclement weather delay. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) calls out the next play during the first quarter on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) throws the ball during the first quarter on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium as the Broncos led 7-0 before inclement weather delayed the game in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) catches the ball the end zone for a touchdown during the first quarter on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium to give the Broncos a 7-0 lead over the Dallas Cowboys. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Dallas Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown (30) gets the ball tipped off his fingers during an attempted inception during the first quarter on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) is run out of bounds during the first quarter on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) flips over Denver Broncos outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett (48) during the first quarter on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High as the Broncos led 7-0 before the inclement weather delay. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (90) tries to block the extra point during the first quarter on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) flips over Denver Broncos outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett (48) during the first quarter on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High as the Broncos led 7-0 before the inclement weather delay. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (25) tackles Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (82) during the first quarter on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium as the Broncos led 7-0 before the inclement weather delay. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

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