Silver Star Nation: Keys to a Cowboys Win Over Denver

Published 10/05 2013 10:46PM

Updated 10/05 2013 11:17PM

The Dallas Cowboys will face one of their toughest tests of the season Sunday when they take on the Denver Broncos. Silver Star Nation's Mickey Spagnola has this week's "Keys to the Game."

The first key is to pressure Peyton Manning if they have any hopes of slowing down this high powered Bronco offense.  The Cowboys did not get enough pressure on San Diego's Philip Rivers last week, and only sacked him once. If that happens again this week, the Cowboys will be hard pressed to win the game.

The second key is to be aggressive on offense. The Broncos have scored 179 points in four games. That's almost 45 points a game. The Cowboys can't be kicking field goals, they have to score touchdowns.

The third key is the match-up between Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick and Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker.

Welker leads the Broncos with six touchdowns catches. That means Scandrick must shut him down.

The Cowboys and Broncos will kick-off at 3:25 on Sunday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

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