NFL Highlights: Broncos 51 – Cowboys 48


Julius Thomas, Bruce CarterARLINGTON, TX – The Broncos and Cowboys combined for 99 points and more than 1,000 yards of total offense in a shootout in Texas on Sunday, with Denver coming out on top by a final score of 51-48 when Matt Prater’s 28-yard field goal split the uprights as time expired.

Peyton Manning threw four more touchdown passes, upping his total for the season to 20 – an NFL record for the first five weeks of the season. Manning also ran in a touchdown – his first touchdown on the ground since 2008.

In the defeat, Tony Romo threw for five touchdowns and 506 yards – the 15th 500-yard passing game in NFL history.

Chuck Cooperstein and Trent Green called the action on WestwoodOne Sports.

(Tony Romo finds Dez Bryant and the Cowboys lead 7-0)

(DeMarco Murray puts Dallas up 14-0 with a TD run)

(Peyton Manning cuts into the lead with a 4-yd TD pass to Julius Thomas)

(Manning’s TD pass to Eric Decker cuts it to 17-14)

(Manning and Julius Thomas connect again for a 21-17 lead)

(Manning’s bootleg for a score makes it 28-17)

(Manning hits Wes Welker and the Broncos lead 35-20)

(Tony Romo’s long bomb to Terrance Williams cuts it to 35-27)

(Dez Bryant’s 2nd TD catch of the night cuts the deficit to 38-33 for Dallas)

(Manning throws his first interception of the season)

(Dallas goes up 41-38 on Jason Witten’s TD grab)

(Cole Beasley’s TD grab puts Dallas up 48-41)

(Knowshon Moreno runs one in to tie the score at 48-48)

(Danny Trevathan’s interception gets the Broncos the ball back)

(Matt Prater’s FG wins it for Denver)

(Postgame recap from Chuck Cooperstein and Trent Green)

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