Bradley Roby Torry Holt Jersey , Darian Stewart, Brandon Marshall and rookie returner DaeSean Hamilton for their game against the Houston Texans on Sunday.The Broncos activated safety Su'a Cravens off injured reserve and replaced receiver Isaiah McKenzie with River Cracraft on Friday.With right tackle Jared Veldheer returning from a knee injury, the Broncos (3-5) finally have the luxury of giving left tackle Garett Bolles some plays off to try to settle him down and break his holding habit. He leads the league with seven flags this season after an NFL-high 10 last year.The Broncos could either put Veldheer in his spot or move Billy Turner over from the right side.They'll replace Roby, who has struggled in his adjustment from nickel back to starter following the offseason trade of Aqib Talib to the Rams, with a mix of veterans Tramaine Brock and Adam Jones and rookie Isaac Yiadom.Along with Chris Harris Jr., those three will face Texans star DeAndre Hopkins and ex-teammate Demaryius Thomas, who was traded to Houston on Tuesday .Adams missed practice Friday for non-injury reasons that won't affect his playing status."He'll be back tonight. He had a family matter," coach Vance Joseph said. "We got Brock, we've got Adam and we've got Isaac, outside of Chris, obviously. We're fine. We're in good shape and we've got four healthy guys for the game."Joseph said pass rusher Shane Ray (ankle) looked good in practice and is ready to return to help Von Miller, Bradley Chubb and Shaq Barrett rush the passer Sunday."I've been proud of how Shane's rehabbed and how he's practiced the last two days. He looks fine and ready to go," Joseph said.Until now the Broncos were limited in their options for Bolles Orlando Pace Jersey , who keeps giving up pressures and sacks, and Roby, who keeps allowing too much cushion and big plays by not jamming receivers or playing the ball on deep passes.Three weeks ago, Joseph said he didn't fear losing the locker room over his patience with Bolles and Roby, saying, "They all understand we're playing the best players." He said Bolles and Roby had to fix their flaws in the glare of games rather than through a benching."We have some options now with Jared back and (with) Billy playing at a high level," Joseph said Friday. "We do have some options there, so we'll see how the game goes."As for Cravens, the Broncos are hoping he's a wild card for them over the last half of the season."He could be. His body type and skill set as a dime backer is valuable because he can play first, second and third down," Joseph said.With Marshall's lingering knee injury, linebacker Alexander Johnson looks to get his first action."He's a guy who wants to play, first of all Deacon Jones Jersey ," Joseph said. "He's got a unique body. He's a big body who can really run. We'll see how he helps us on teams, and obviously, if he's playing on defense, we'll see what happens there. He's a guy who was eager to play and help us."And it's starting to look as though wide receiver/returner Jordan Taylor, who has been on PUP, might go on season-ending IR next week because he's not quite 100 percent after offseason double-hip surgery."He's trying to get right for us, but he's really sore," Joseph said. "If he was right, he would be able to play, but he's not right yet."The Broncos listed rookie running back Royce Freeman (ankle) as questionable, but Joseph said that with the bye next week, it might be best to keep him out against the Texans (5-3). Kevin Byard secured the interception that sparked the sluggish Tennessee Titans and turned toward midfield.The flashback for the Dallas Cowboys was just as disheartening as the original.Byard mimicked Terrell Owens' mocking celebration on the star logo at the 50-yard line from 18 years ago, Marcus Mariota accounted for three touchdowns and the Titans spoiled Amari Cooper's Dallas debut with a 28-14 victory on Monday night.The end-zone pick of Dak Prescott came after Mariota fumbled on the first two Tennessee possessions. Just as T.O. did at old Texas Stadium 18 years ago Eric Dickerson Jersey , Byard ran to midfield, under the huge videoboard at spacious AT&T Stadium, and spread his arms.Owens did it twice in a blowout San Francisco win over a bad Dallas team that time. This win by the Titans (4-4) ended their three-game losing streak while handing the Cowboys (3-5) their first loss in four home games and making their road to the playoffs a difficult one."It was huge," Mariota said of Byard, while adding that he didn't see the celebration. "The defense has done an unbelievable job throughout the year in building us up. They found ways to give us plays, to get turnovers."The Cowboys looked like the team headed for a blowout win, but led just 7-0 after Mariota's early miscues because of Brett Maher's missed 38-yard field goal on the opening possession and Prescott's ill-advised throw into double coverage."That was the difference. Simple as that," said Prescott, who lost a fumble at his 40-yard line to set up Tennessee's tiebreaking score in the third quarter. "Defense gives a turnover there. We're up seven points and I go down there and try to force the ball and give it right back to them."Cooper scored the first Dallas touchdown after DeMarcus Lawrence stripped the ball from Mariota . The two-time Pro Bowl receiver finished with five catches for 58 yards after coming over from Oakland in a trade for a first-round pick during the open week.Given another chance when what would have been a third straight fumble to start the game was overturned by a review that showed Luke Stocker didn't have the ball long enough on a catch, Mariota led an 80-yard drive capped by Derrick Henry's 1-yard plunge for a 7-7 tie.Mariota converted two third-and-9s with passes and a shorter third down with a run on his first TD drive, setting the stage for the Titans to convert 11 of 14 third downs.The Cowboys fell flat in 15-year tight end Jason Witten's first trip home since retiring to become lead analyst for "Monday Night Football."Dallas had just 108 yards in the second half — the bulk of those on a desperation drive down two scores late — and was booed several times at the end of failed drives.After getting sacked on third down with nobody realizing Tennessee had called timeout in a 7-7 game in the second quarter, Mariota completed a 36-yarder to Darius Jennings before a screen pass to Dion Lewis went 18 yards for a touchdown.Mariota broke a 14-14 tie in the third quarter when he pulled the ball out of Lewis' gut at the last second and delivered a 7-yard shovel pass to Jonnu Smith to put the Titans ahead for good. Mariota's 9-yard scoring run all but sealed things with 4:38 to go.Mariota was 21 of 29 for 240 yards without an interception and had 32 yards rushing. Lewis had 62 yards rushing and 60 receiving coming off a career-high 155 scrimmage yards in his last game.Star Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott finished with 61 yards after a hot start. Prescott was 21 of 31 for 243 yards and two scores — 4 yards to Cooper and 23 yards to Allen Hurns. The two turnovers were Prescott's first at home this season.T.O. FLASHBACKThere was something else familiar about Byard's celebration: a Dallas defender trying to do something about it.George Teague famously knocked Owens off the star back then, and Cowboys cornerback Byron Jones made a similar move on Byard and the group that joined the celebration. Owens seemed to get a kick out of the whole thing on Twitter."I was actually expecting somebody to knock my head off Marshall Faulk Jersey ," said Byard, who thought about the possible celebration at the team hotel. "I was like, 'If we get to the 50, if we get enough guys to the 50, we are just going to start dancing on the star.'"WITTEN TRIBUTEThe Cowboys paid tribute to Witten with a pregame video on the giant board hanging over the field. The franchise leader in games, catches and yards receiving wiped his eyes when a small inset of him was shown during the video, but seemed to have gained his composure when he was shown on the full screen. Witten waved, smiled and tapped his chest around his heart several times as the crowd roared.INJURIESDallas LB Sean Lee pulled up with a hamstring injury while trying to cover Smith on a 26-yard completion to the Titans tight end. Lee didn't return. ... Titans WR Taywan Taylor left with what coach Mike Vrabel said was a lower leg injury.UP NEXTTitans: Home against AFC East-leading New England next Sunday.Cowboys: At Philadelphia next Sunday in the first meeting with the NFC East rival.
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