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Journeyman Johnson Leads Broncos' Backups Past Cowboys 17-7

Denver Broncos quarterback Josh Johnson (11) throws against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Denver Broncos quarterback Josh Johnson (11) throws against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
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Denver (AP) -- The new Denver Broncos quarterback who wowed the crowd at Empower Field wasn't Russell Wilson but jourrneyman Josh Johnson.

Johnson, who's 36 years old and playing for his 14th NFL team, threw a pair of first-half touchdown passes and the Broncos beat the penalty-prone Dallas Cowboys 17-7 on a starless and rainy Saturday night.