Penalties killing the Cowboys

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

DENVER -- You get the feeling that the Cowboys could take this game over on the ground, but they keep shooting themselves in the foot with penalties. They would've had a first down midway through the second quarter on the inside handoff to Tashard Choice but Tony Romo was called for delay of game. He was trying to call an audible and took too long.

Right now, Cowboys outside linebacker Anthony Spencer is getting exposed by the Broncos. Josh McDaniels is doing a really nice job of creating mismatches. If Kyle Orton was even decent right now, the Broncos might be in the lead. He's been wildly inaccurate -- even when he has plenty of time. And as I say that, he's starting to get in a little rhythm.