The Dallas Cowboys may not have wanted to disrespect the Denver Broncos, but that’s exactly what they did early on in Sunday’s blowout.
Denver shocked everybody by going into AT&T Stadium and defeating the Cowboys 30-16 in a game that was never that close. The Broncos got out to a 30-0 lead before calming down and basically allowing the Cowboys to score garbage points in the fourth quarter.
Early on in the game, however, the Cowboys were extremely aggressive when they went for it on fourth down multiple times. They were stopped twice in a row as a result.
Following the contest, the Broncos called the move “disrespectful” by the Cowboys.
Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick called the move “disrespectful” which were also agreed with by quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
“You take the field with a little anger, honestly,” Bridgewater said. “It’s like, ‘Hey, man, they’re going for it because they’re saying our offense is not going to score or something.’ We talked about it in the huddle, and we used it as motivation. . . . It’s one of those deals where you take the field and OK, you have a little added motivation to it. You can see that today.”
Denver improved to 5-4 on the year while stopping the Cowboys six-game win streak and dropping them to 6-2.