The Denver Broncos are rolling. With an explosive offense led by quarterback Peyton Manning, the Broncos will travel to Dallas to take on the Cowboys. Manning is focused and having one of his best seasons so far, but the Cowboys aren’t showing any signs of intimidation. As CBS Sports reports on October 3, Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher his team “ain’t scared of nobody.”
Hatcher’s words shouldn’t be mistaken for trash talking. He is simply stating that his team will be ready to complete and up for the challenge. He told the Dallas Morning News that although Manning is great, he could be beat:
“He can be beat. But at the same time, you have to respect a guy like that. He’s probably one of the best. When he leaves this game, he’ll be the greatest who ever did it, so of course you respect him.”
Peyton Manning so far this season has thrown for 16 touchdowns, no interceptions with a 138.0 passer rating. He is leading a Broncos defense that is averaging 44.8 points in their first four games that really haven’t been close.
So the challenge is definitely there for the Dallas Cowboys, a team that does have the talent to compete with the Broncos. Hatcher knows they have a big mountain to climb.
“You see what he does week in and week out. We have our work cut out for us. We’re excited about the challenge. I know I am. I enjoy playing against a guy like that.”
The question is, will the Cowboys defense be the first so far this season to slow the high-powered offense of Denver? It already looks pretty unstoppable.