The Denver Broncos remain undefeated after a classic tussle with the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. With a thrilling 51-48 last second victory, in turns out the only mistake by Tony Romo, becomes a fatal one. Dallas falls to (2-3) in the NFC East.
The Dallas Cowboys had been driving down field all game long and the five touchdown passes from Romo proved how in sync the offense was. Then came the final drive with the score tied and 2:39 on the clock. This was Tony Romo’s time. Then a sack happened. Then Tony Romo threw his first and only interception of the game to Danny Trevathan with 2:03 seconds on the clock.
All Denver had to do was drive down the field a few yards and hit a game winning field goal. One snap, hold and kick later, Matt Prater made three of his final 15 points to down the Cowboys on the road.
Peyton Manning was his usual self for most of the game, but he did have some pressure to deal with in the second half. Late in the third quarter, Peyton threw his first interception of the season. Still, he made the perfect read, but he under threw Eric Decker along the left sideline. The much maligned Morris Claiborne came up with the huge play.
Peyton Manning finished the game with 414 yards passing and four touchdown passes. He also added another one on the ground with a beautiful bootleg.
Not to be outdone, Tony Romo was in lockstep with his receivers all day long. Romo surpassed the 500 yard mark and threw Dallas receivers had over 120 yards a piece.
Dez Bryant had 6 receptions for 141 yards and two touchdowns.
Still, with all the offense, this game came down to once defensive play in the end and it was the result of a bad decision by Tony Romo.
With the loss, the NFC East doesn’t have one team over 500.
Tony Romo’s 506 yards passing set a franchise record.
The Eagles win has them in a tie for first place with Dallas.
Denver shares the AFC West division lead with Kansas City at (5-0).