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Oct 6, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws a pass before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT

Broncos vs. Cowboys final score: Denver outlasts Dallas, 51-48, in wild shootout

The Denver Broncos and Dallas Cowboys treated fans to the best game of Week 5 thanks to a wild shootout in Arlington at AT&T Stadium. Denver was considered the clear-cut No. 1 team in the NFL heading in to today’s game, but the Dallas Cowboys gave them a run for their money.

For the Cowboys, Tony Romo had the best game of his career as he outplayed Peyton Manning from start to finish, but once again a late interception came back to haunt him.

With the game tied at 48 points a piece, Romo had an opportunity to cap off his performance with a game-winning drive, but Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathon came up with the huge interception off of an ill-advised throw.

After taking over late, the Broncos were able to pick up a first down and run out the clock to set up the game-winning field goal. It is an unfortunate ending for Romo and the Cowboys, but the harsh reputation of choking games away came back to haunt them.

The great game will be remembered for the last minute turnover, but let’s not forget how much fun it was to watch.

Romo did finish the game with 506 yards, five touchdowns and the crucial pick, while Manning finished with 414 yards, four interceptions and an interception of his own.

The Broncos narrowly escaped defeat, but they remain undefeated and atop the NFL.

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