Three things: Broncos-Cowboys

Three things to watch for in Denver’s preseason opener at Dallas on Thursday night. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. ET.

Tim Tebow: What else? The Kyle Orton-Tim Tebow battle (or lack of) has been a top storyline in the NFL during training camp so far. It’s really not about Orton in this game. It’s all about Tebow and if he can hold off Brady Quinn for the No. 2 job. If he performs well, it could spark a push by Tebow. If he has a tough game, it would push him further from playing time.

Defensive line: The Broncos have revamped their defense line again. They didn’t get many big names, but there are some interesting players in the mix. Let’s see how they do against the Cowboys.

It’s Miller time: Linebacker Von Miller, the No. 2 overall pick, will be unleashed for the first time. Let’s see what the kid has even if it’s in a limited role.