Broncos Beat Cowboys 51-48 in a Wild West Shootout
That’s not a basketball score. The Denver Broncos rode into Dallas Sunday afternoon and shot down the Cowboys 51-48 in the second-highest scoring game since the AFL and NFL merged leagues. The game was a back and forth affair, with Denver quarterback Peyton Manning marching an unstoppable precision passing offense down the field time after time, and Cowboy signal-caller, Tony Romo, matching and exceeding Manning for most of the game with a scrambling, gunslinger style that called to mind visions of retired Green Bay Packer quarterback, Brett Favre.
But on this day, one which saw Romo pass for over 506 yards, a feat that has been accomplished only 11 other times in league history, what would have been the Cowboys winning drive fell short when linebacker Danny Travathan dove and picked off a Romo pass. A few snaps later, Manning had the Broncos in place for Matt Prater to kick a chip shot game-winning field goal as time expired.
The win kept the Denver Broncos undefeated at 5-0 and dropped the Dallas Cowboys to 2-3, a measly record that is (amazingly) still good enough for a first place tie in the anemic NFC Eastern Division. (Derek Dowell – VNN) (Image: Flickr | zennie62)