Posted October 07, 2013 on AP on Fox
Peyton Manning had to make sure Tony Romo wasn't the last man with the ball in his hands. The Denver quarterback did it by keeping the Broncos out of the end zone in the final moments of the second-highest scoring game since the NFL-AFL merger. Manning maintained his record pace for touchdown passes, then milked the clock for a game-ending field goal after an interception by Romo spoiled the first 500-yard game in Dallas history, and the Broncos stayed unbeaten with a 51-48 victory Sunday. Matt Prater's 28-yard kick for the Broncos' 16th straight regular-season win came after linebacker Danny Trevathan's diving interception at the Dallas 24 with Romo trying to direct a third go-ahead score in the fourth quarter. ''We had the huge defensive play at the end, which was significant,'' said Manning, who threw four touchdowns to give him a record-setting 20 in the first five games. ''And we did not want to give them the ball back.'' Nee...
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