Broncos Update Insider - Saturday, Nov. 26

Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer knew his streak wasn't going to last forever. Plummer threw an interception to cornerback Terence Newman in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys, his first interception in more than two months. Read more about Plummer and all the latest Notes, Quotes and Personnel Updates in today's edition of Broncos Update Insider.

Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer knew his streak wasn't going to last forever.

Plummer threw an interception to cornerback Terence Newman in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys, his first interception in more than two months. The interception ended Plummer's streak without an interception at 229 passes. He went 34 full quarters between interceptions.

On the interception, Plummer floated a deep pass to Ashley Lelie, and Newman was playing center-field and picked off the pass.

"Obviously I didn't want it to end ever, but it had to and it was a great run there for a while," Plummer said. "I got some lucky breaks, and it was a bad read by me on the interception."

Plummer calmed down after that interception, another good sign for a player whose interceptions have often come in bunches. He didn't have a huge game but didn't throw another interception, although Newman dropped one that was thrown a bit behind him in the fourth quarter.

Broncos coach Mike Shanahan said he was pleased with the way Plummer played after his interception.

"I was going to bench him after that interception but he said he was never going to throw another one so I didn't," Shanahan said.

NOTES, QUOTES -- The Broncos have bemoaned their bad luck the past few years, but that certainly seems to be changing this season. Broncos coach Mike Shanahan said he was surprised when Cowboys kicker Billy Cundiff, who hit a 56-yard field goal last week, hooked a 34-yard field goal that would have given Dallas a lead in the fourth quarter. Denver went on to win in overtime.

"I thought we were going to have to score," Shanahan said. "You feel very fortunate. You feel very lucky when that does happen."

-- Tatum Bell was inactive against Dallas because of a bruised chest. Bell grew up in Dallas, had a group of 60 friends and family at the game and said he was disappointed not to play, but the Broncos didn't want to risk him aggravating the injury and missing more time.

"They just wanted me 100 percent," Bell said.

--RB Ron Dayne had a big game against Dallas, gaining 98 yards and making the biggest play of the game in overtime. However, Dayne might not see a lot of additional playing time. The Broncos were going well with Mike Anderson and Tatum Bell in a tailback rotation and Bell should be healthy for Denver's next game.

--TE Jeb Putzier had a big game against the Cowboys. He had four catches for 69 yards and in a game that Denver had trouble moving the ball, he was their most reliable receiver.

--CB Darrent Williams was taken off kickoff returns a couple weeks ago to keep him fresh on defense, but when the Broncos went to overtime against Dallas, Williams was inserted in the game to take the opening kickoff. Williams has the ability to break a big play and the Broncos will be willing to use it whenever possible.

--CB Champ Bailey is playing as well as he has all season. He said he isn't completely healthy but his hamstring that bothered him for most of the first half of the season has improved. Bailey had a 65-yard interception return for a touchdown against Dallas, although he was also beaten by WR Keyshawn Johnson for a touchdown.

--DE Courtney Brown had a dominant game against Dallas. Often he blew past a lineman or just overpowered him into the backfield and stopped a Dallas back for a loss. Brown has been pretty healthy all season and is having a good year.



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