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        === Manning, Broncos stay unbeaten with late win over Dallas ===
 
 Arlington,  TX (SportsNetwork.com)  - Matt Prater's 28-yard field goal as time
 expired gave the Denver Broncos a 51-48 win over the Dallas Cowboys in a Texas
 shootout on Sunday.
 
 The  Broncos (5-0)  had tied the game  on a 1-yard touchdown run from Knowshon
 Moreno  with 2:39  to play and Dallas (2-3)  got the ball back at their own 20
 with all three timeouts.
 
 On  the second  play, though, Tony Romo  was picked off by Danny Trevathan and
 Denver got the ball back at the Dallas 24.
 
 After  a  13-yard catch  by Demaryius Thomas  took the ball  to the Dallas 11,
 Denver  faced a 3rd-and-1  at the 2 and Moreno's 1-yard run gave the Broncos a
 fresh set of downs and caused the Cowboys to burn their final timeout.
 
 Peyton  Manning then  snapped  the ball  three times,  losing  nine yards  but
 running  the  clock down to two  seconds before calling a timeout. Prater then
 booted the field goal for the win.
 
 "We  did not  want to  score with  time left,"  said Broncos  coach John  Fox.
 "Fortunately  it  was executed well and  we got the  (win) and never had to go
 back on the field again."
 
 Denver  is one of  three undefeated teams left in the league, joining AFC West
 companion  Kansas  City, along with  New Orleans.  Denver will take on winless
 Jacksonville at home next week.
 
 Manning  finished  the game 33-for-42  for 414  yards and four touchdowns, but
 also  threw  his first interception of  the season. The 37-year-old also had a
 rushing touchdown, his first in almost five years.
 
 Moreno  finished  the game with  a combined 150  yards and a touchdown, Julius
 Thomas caught nine passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns and Eric Decker had
 five  catches for 87 yards and a score for Denver, which has scored 230 points
 through its first five games this season.
 
 The Broncos needed all the points they could get in this one.
 
 "This was the first game really where we were behind," said Fox. "I thought it
 was our best character victory as far as coming from behind."
 
 It  was the  second-highest scoring game since the NFL-AFL merger, topped only
 by a 58-48 game between Cincinnati and Cleveland in 2004.
 
 "We  had a chance  today against as good a team as there is and we know that,"
 said Romo.
 
 The Cowboys quarterback matched Manning through much of the game, throwing for
 506  yards and  five  touchdowns  on 25-of-36  attempts,  but  had the  costly
 turnover late in the game.
 
 Three  different Dallas receivers finished over 100 yards as Terrance Williams
 (151),  Dez  Bryant (141)  and Jason  Witten (121) all  eclipsed the mark. The
 three  combined for 17 catches and four touchdowns, with Cole Beasley catching
 the other touchdown pass.
 
 "It was just one of those games where every series was critical," said Cowboys
 coach Jason Garrett.
 
 Starting  the  second half with the  ball and an eight-point lead, Manning led
 his  team on a touchdown march that was capped on a 2-yard catch by Wes Welker
 for a 35-20 lead.
 
 Dallas, though, needed just two plays to keep the game close as Romo went deep
 for Williams, who caught a long pass and took it home for an 82-yard score and
 a 35-27 game with 7:08 to play in the third.
 
 The  Broncos  scored again on  their ensuing possession,  but this time it was
 only  three points as Prater booted a 48-yard field goal that just cleared the
 left upright for a 38-27 lead with 3:23 left in the third.
 
 Dallas  kept  up with the offense  as the team  moved 80 yards in seven plays,
 with  Romo and  Bryant capping  the drive  on a  2-yard score.  The conversion
 attempt failed as Romo was tackled near the goal line, and it was a 38-33 game
 with 14 seconds left in the third.
 
 Needing  a big  play from its defense,  the Cowboys got it as Morris Claiborne
 made a leaping catch of a Manning pass for an interception, Manning's first of
 the  season, to give his team the ball back near midfield as the third quarter
 drew to a close.
 
 Needing just five plays to grab the lead back, Romo and Witten got together on
 a  10-yard  score and  he then hit  Williams for the  2-point conversion and a
 41-38 lead with 13:38 to play.
 
 "Tony was awesome today," said Manning. "He made some great plays."
 
 A  50-yard field  goal from  Prater with  9:37 to  play finished  off Denver's
 ensuing drive to tie the game and cap an 11-play, 51-yard drive.
 
 The  two sides then exchanged touchdowns on the next two drives, with Romo and
 Beasley  getting together on  a 4-yard score, and Moreno punching it in from a
 yard out with 2:39 showing.
 
 The  Cowboys  started the game  with the  ball and held  it for close to seven
 minutes.  A  25-yard catch by  Williams moved the  ball to midfield and Witten
 later caught a 14-yard pass. After DeMarco Murray had a 9-yard run to set up a
 1st-and-goal,  Romo  floated a pass  to the back of  the end zone where Bryant
 made a leaping catch for a 7-0 lead.
 
 Decker  fumbled a catch on Denver's ensuing touch and the Cowboys recovered at
 the  Denver  45. Taking advantage  of the short field,  Romo hit Witten for 12
 yards and later found the big tight end for 27 yards down to the Denver 4. The
 next play saw Murray run around the left side and in for a 14-0 lead with 3:18
 left in the first.
 
 Denver  came right back as Decker atoned for his previous error with a 57-yard
 catch  down to the  Dallas 4, which was followed by a shovel pass from Manning
 to Julius Thomas to make it a 14-7 game.
 
 Dallas  again put  together an impressive drive, snapping 10 plays and chewing
 up  over five minutes  of the clock, but this time the drive stalled and a 43-
 yard  field  goal from Dan Bailey  made it a 17-7  game with 12:14 left in the
 half.
 
 Manning  and the Broncos  came right back to make it a three-point game as the
 team  moved 80  yards over seven plays  with Manning hitting Decker in the end
 zone from two yards out with 9:06 left in the first half.
 
 Bryant  fumbled a catch on Dallas' first snap after getting the ball back, and
 the  Broncos quickly  made it a 21-17  game as Manning hit Thomas with a short
 pass to the right and the tight end took it in from nine yards out for a 21-17
 lead with 5:22 left.
 
 That touchdown was Manning's 19th on the season and it broke a record for most
 touchdown passes through the first five games that was set by Daunte Culpepper
 with Minnesota in 2004.
 
 Dallas  went three-and-out on its next possession and Denver got the ball back
 at its own 36.
 
 Following  a  14-yard run from Moreno,  Dallas was whistled for a 21-yard pass
 interference  call. Facing  a 3rd-and-goal at the 1, Manning faked the handoff
 and went on a bootleg to the left, running into the end zone untouched to give
 the team a 28-17 lead with 46 seconds left.
 
 Romo, though, found Williams for 38 yards and that allowed Bailey to hit a 48-
 yard field goal to make it a 28-20 game at the break.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Manning  has gone over 300 yards in seven straight games ... It was the fourth
 game  in  NFL history  where  each  team scored  48  or  more points  ...  The
 interception  was Romo's first since the first quarter of Week 1 ... There was
 a  combined 1,039 yards  and 58 first downs in the game ... Manning had thrown
 227  passes  without an interception ...  Denver has won five straight against
 Dallas ... Dallas hosts Washington next Sunday.
 
 10/06 21:22:43 ET