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

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

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.

Topics: Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos

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  • MoonlitReigns

    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.

    REALLY.. no proofreading… Awesome game.

  • TallTexan2

    Amazing … the guy sets a franchise record. Throws for more yards than ANY Cowboy QB EVER! And yet, he still chokes when it really counts. Drives me nuts!!!

  • Ninja

    He didn’t ‘outplay manning from start to finish’. That’s absurd. Both QB’s put up similar stats, Romo had more yards because the Cowboys gave up the run. The only real difference is the pick in crunch time, making him the loser.

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