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Broncos carve up Cowboys behind Cutler

Aug 17, 2008 - 4:28 AM Tony Desiere PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

DENVER (Ticker) -- It looks like Jay Cutler may have another favorite target in the Denver Broncos passing game.

After throwing most of his passes last season to Brandon Marshall, Cutler hooked up on two big pass plays to rookie Eddie Royal as the Broncos beat the Dallas Cowboys, 23-13, on a rainy Saturday night at Invesco Field.

Cutler was brilliant, completing 16-of-20 passes for 178 yards and a touchdown. He effectively led the Broncos on back-to-back touchdown drives to open the game, completing his first 12 passes. He was replaced at halftime by backup Patrick Ramsey.

Royal, the second-round pick out of Virginia Tech finished with 67 yards, catching passes of 35 and 32 yards. Marshall finished with six catches for 59 yards and a touchdown.

Dallas starting quarterback Tony Romo was 6-for-9 for 33 yards before being replaced by backup Brad Johnson midway through the second quarter. Wide receiver Terrell Owens had three catches for 20 yards.

Cowboys running back Marion Barber had five carries for 22 yards. Rookie Felix Jones added 17 yards on three carries.

Johnson led the Cowboys on two scoring drives, tossing a touchdown pass to Miles Austin. Johnson was 9-for-12 for 114 yards and a touchdown.

Broncos kicker Matt Prater, who has the tough task of replacing Jason Elam, hit 3-of-4 field goals, missing a 49- yard attempt at the end of the half. He hit a 43-yard field goal on Denver's final possession.

Penalties were a major problem for both teams, especially for the Cowboys. They had nine penalties for 78 yards in the game, including two unnecessary roughness calls.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    DALLAS 0 7 3 3 13
    DENVER 7 7 3 6 23 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: DEN - TD, ANDRE HALL 1 YD RUN (MATT PRATER
    KICK), 5:17. Drive: 9 plays, 65
    yards in 5:17. DENVER 7-0
    2ND QUARTER: DEN - TD, BRANDON MARSHALL 3 YD PASS FROM JAY
    CUTLER (MATT PRATER KICK), 2:04.

    Aug 17 12:05 AM


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    FG DEN
    MATT PRATER 43 YD
    DALLAS 13
    DENVER 23 0:43 LEFT, 4TH QTR

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    MATT PRATER 19 YD
    DALLAS 10
    DENVER 20 11:57 LEFT, 4TH QTR

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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    DALLAS 0 7 3 10
    DENVER 7 7 3 17 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: DEN - TD, ANDRE HALL 1 YD RUN (MATT PRATER
    KICK), 5:17. Drive: 9 plays, 65
    yards in 5:17. DENVER 7-0
    2ND QUARTER: DEN - TD, BRANDON MARSHALL 3 YD PASS FROM JAY
    CUTLER (MATT PRATER KICK)

    Aug 16 11:21 PM


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    MATT PRATER 29 YD
    DALLAS 10
    DENVER 17 6:18 LEFT, 3RD QTR

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    DALLAS 10
    DENVER 14 10:31 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Cowboys 10, Broncos 14  3rd - 10:31Aug 16 10:50 PM


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    MISSED FG DEN
    MATT PRATER 49 YD ATTEMPT SHORT
    DALLAS 7
    DENVER 14 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

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    1ST QUARTER: DEN - TD, ANDRE HALL 1 YD RUN (MATT PRATER
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