15:00: The Broncos have a 2nd-and-4 at the Dallas 36. Pittman takes the handoff up the middle and gains two more yards.
14:30: Pittman takes a pitch to the right side and comes up just short of a first down — 4th and 1 at the 33 and the Broncos are going for it.
13:45: The Broncos call their second timeout — a full timeout — just as the play is about to be run.
13:45: Ramsey fakes a pitch to Pittman to the left and rolls out right, finds Colbert who had his man beat, throws behind him just a little but Colbert adjusts, catches it, turns and takes it to the 5-yard line.
12:22: Ramsey lobs a pass to the back right corner of the endzone and Clifford Russell almost goes up and gets it — it falls off his fingertips as he leans backward and falls out of the endzone. Third and goal.
12:06: Glenn Martinez makes a catch at the two-yard line and heads toward the endzone but Orlando Sandrick hits him hard and he lays on the ground for a couple minutes. He gets up and walks off the field under his own power as the crowd applauds.
12:06: On 4th-and-2, Prater is in to kick the 19-yard field goal from the left hashmark. It’s good and the Broncos go up 20-10.
12:00: Another touchback for Prater. Now the defense has a little bit of a different look. Spencer Larsen is in at linebacker along with Jordan Beck and Wesley Wooyard, and Josh Barrett joins Tyrone Poole, Roderick Rogers and Jack Williams in the secondary. Carrington, Clemons, McKinley and Birdine make up the defensive line.
10:19: Bartel and the Cowboys are driving after a couple of long passes found receivers just in front of the coverage. They have a 1st and 10 at the Denver 13, but Beck gets a big stop in the backfield to bring up 2nd-and-12.
8:51 Bartel scrambles to the right for a five-yard gain down to the 11. Third-and-8. He takes the snap, big drop, but Woodyard makes a diving breakup of a pass and gets congratulated by Barrett and Rogers as the Cowboys are left with a fourth down.
8:05 Folk makes a 29-yard field goal and the Cowboys are down a touchdown, 20-13.
7:57 The kickoff is bobbled in the endzone but still downed for a touchback. Ramsey lets loose a long bomb to Clifford Russel down the left side and he dives for it but it’s just off his fingertips.
6:52 Brett Kern punts 63 yards and Dallas gets a 9-yard return. First and 10 on their own 23.
6:52 Long completion from Bartel to tight end Rodney Hannah to their own 43 yard line for the Cowboys.
6:22 Offsides on the defense, 1st-and-5 on the 48. Jordan Beck shaken up on the play but he walks off the field. Play resumes and Bartel lines up in the shotgun. Spencer Larsen gets a big hit on Keon Lattimore after a two-yard gain.
5:22 Lattimore picks up the first down and is tackled by Woodyard. First and 10, less than 5 minutes to play and the ball is at the 27.
4:07 Tyrone Poole makes the tackle on Danny Amendola, but not before he picks up another first down at the 15-yard line.
3:27 Bartel lines up in the shotgun and throws a pass that bounces off his receivers hands and is close to intercepted by the Broncos near the endzone. Second and 10.
3:20: Spencer Larsen drills Bartel as he floats a pass to the back left corner of the endzone, but it’s past his receiver. Third-and-10.
3:12: Jack Williams makes the stop after a 5-yard pass. Fourth-and-5 at the 10-yard line.
2:26: Jack Williams intercepts Bartel’s pass and looks like he’s gone for six points but gets tackled by his shoestrings from behind by a diving Bartel. Williams returns it 34 yards, Broncos ball at the Dallas 42. Hackney is in at quarterback.
2 Minute Warning: Second-and-2 after an eight-yard Pittman run.
2:00: Pittman runs for no gain and Dallas calls its first timeout. Third-and-2 at midfield.
1:55: Hackney play action pass to Cecil Sapp out of the backfield for a first down, tack on a helmet-to-helmet roughing the passer penalty. First and 10 for the Broncos at the 25-yard line.
1:32: After a couple runs Dallas calls their final timeout. Third-and-10 at the 25-yard line. Pittman is stopped for no gain, but the clock continues to run.
0:47: Denver calls its last timeout, and Prater is out for a 43-yard field goal from the left hasmark.
0:43: The kick is good. Broncos 23, Cowboys 13.
0:35: Josh Mallard makes the stop on special teams. First-and-10 for Dallas at the 33-yard line.
0:00: The Broncos win their preseason home opener, 23-13.
-Gray Caldwell, DenverBroncos.com