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Broncos edge rushers shine in victory over Cowboys

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 17: Quarterback Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys is sacked by outside linebacker Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter of a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 17, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

  • It turns out the Denver Broncos are just fine without retired edge rusher DeMarcus Ware. Shaq Barrett and Von Miller combined to tear the Dallas Cowboys pass protection to pieces on Sunday, and finished the game with the highest pressure totals of the weekend among edge rushers.
  • Miller racked up a dozen pressures, and could have had even more if he had been able to restrain himself from jumping offside, something he did four times in the game as he tried to time up the Dallas snap count.
  • Perhaps more impressive was Barrett’s nine total pressures, coming as they did largely from the other side of the line against All-Pro left tackle, Tyron Smith. Four of his nine came against Smith, with the others taking advantage of stunts to work the LG Chaz Green.
  • Miller has not been held without a pressure in a game since the 2013 season, and it has only happened three times in his entire career.

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