While the Dallas Cowboys looked impressive in their opening game that wasn't the case in their follow-up. The team fell 42-17 to the Denver Broncos in a game where Trevor Siemian outplayed Dak Prescott. The Broncos defense also stepped up to help smother a Cowboys team that many have picked to reach the Super Bowl this season. Here's the latest Cowboys vs. Broncos recap including today's top performers, game statistics, a standings update, and what's next for each of these teams.

NFL game recap

For today's game, the Denver Broncos received a solid performance from Trevor Siemian. The Denver QB threw 231 yards and four touchdowns on his 22-for-32 passing day.

Demaryius Thomas had 71 yards on six receptions while Emmanuel Sanders had six catches for 62 yards and two touchdowns. C.J. Anderson and Virgil Green had the other two thrown by Siemian. Anderson also had 118 yards on the ground and a touchdown scored.

On the other side of the field, Dak Prescott threw 238 yards and two touchdowns on 30-for-50 completed passes. He also was sacked twice for a loss of 10 yards and picked off twice as well. One of those picks was made by Aqib Talib for an impressive 103-yard touchdown return.

Jason Witten finished with 10 catches for 97 and a touchdown while Dez Bryant grabbed seven passes for 59 yards and a TD. On the ground, Denver stifled the Cowboys' running game, holding Ezekiel Elliott to just eight yards on nine carries.

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As a unit, the Dallas Cowboys finished with just 40 rushing yards all game.

For the game, Denver tallied 380 total yards compared to 268 for the Cowboys. In particular, the Broncos had 178 yards on the ground compared to 40 for Dallas. Denver also held the ball for about eight more minutes in terms of time of possession and had 26 first downs compared to 16 for the visitors.

Standings and what's next

After winning in Week 1, the Dallas Cowboys are now at a 1-1 record to start the season. That has them tied with the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins for the division lead. The Cowboys get a chance to bounce back in Week 3 when they visit the Arizona Cardinals for Monday Night Football on September 25th at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

The Denver Broncos are off to a good start early in the NFL season as they're now 2-0. Denver is tied with Oakland and Kansas City for the division lead right now. The Broncos pay a visit to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, September 24th at 1 p.m. Eastern Time for their third game of the season.