Horse Tracks: The Sheriff draws first in Texas Shootout

Wesley Hitt

Peyton Manning, The Sheriff, takes care of business in the Broncos first shootout of the year. Tony Romo did everything he could possibly do to win, but his defense just couldn't keep pace with Manning and the Four Horsemen.
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ReFo: DEN @ DAL, Week 5 | ProFootballFocus.com
So near, and yet so far for Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys. In what could have been a statement victory for them, Dallas was the first team this season to really gain the upperhand against the Denver Broncos, matching Peyton Manning score for score and turning the game into a shootout against an undermanned defense.

Broncos News & Blogs

Peyton Manning playing QB at highest level in history - NFL.com
Gregg Rosenthal wondered Sunday how much fun draftniks would have at the expense of Peyton Manning's arm if the quarterback just now was coming out of college.

Advanced NFL Stats: Denver over Dallas: Instant Analysis
Sunday's game was a hard fought contest of wills, but in the end Denver pulled out the much-needed victory over Dallas. Question marks remain for both teams, however. Denver was finally able to find their identity and stick with what works. Although it's not time to panic yet in Dallas, they're going to need to find a way to get it done before it's too late.

Knowshon Moreno regains his burst, leaves bust tag behind - Denver Post
Raise your hands, Broncos fans, if you thought from 2009 until halfway through 2012 that Knowshon Moreno was a first-round bust.

Trevathan saves the Broncos defense with diving INT vs. Cowboys - Denver Post
Danny Trevathan saved the Broncos defense after one of the more humiliating performances in team history. Sometimes it works out that neatly.

Paige: Broncos get road tested, lesson in win - Denver Post
Thanks, Dallas. Denver needed that. The Broncos took a Cowboys boot in the butt Sunday. But the Broncos lived to tell the tale, and got a kick out of it.

Kiszla: Broncos, led by Peyton Manning, are the new America's Team - Denver Post
Hey, Dallas. Hate to break this to you. But the Broncos dont need a star on their helmet to know theyre the real Americas Team.

Broncos Defeat Cowboys in Shootout | DenveBroncos.com
Matt Prater's field goal as time expired gave the Broncos a 51-48 comeback victory over the Cowboys, extending Denver's record to a perfect 5-0.

Peyton’s Take: Broncos at Cowboys | DenveBroncos.com
Quarterback Peyton Manning passed Dan Marino for the second-most passing yards in NFL history during Denver’s Week 5 win at Dallas.

Three Keys Unlocked: Broncos at Cowboys | DenveBroncos.com
Independent analyst Andrew Mason examines how his three keys to the game played out in the Broncos' 51-48 win over the Cowboys.

Trevathan Pick What Went Right for D | DenveBroncos.com
Just for a moment, try to forget about how you will ponder the Broncos’ 51-48 win over the Dallas Cowboys. When you play Monday morning, Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday evening quarterback. Instead, consider how you’ll remember this game a year from now – or perhaps five or 10 years down the line, by which point the Peyton Manning era can be judged by history.

Advanced NFL Stats: When Should DAL Have Allowed DEN to Score a TD?
Once Demaryius Thomas crossed the line to gain at the DAL 14 yard line with 1:50 to play, the DAL defense should have intentionally allowed the TD. With 2 timeouts and 1:40+ to play, they would have had a better chance of winning than allowing DEN to choke the life out of them and kick an easy FG for the win.

Gut Reaction: Week 5 - Broncos @ Cowboys - It's All Over, Fat Man!
Come on, now. You didn’t expect them to walk through every game, did you?

Broncos-Cowboys: Five Observations From Denver's Win - Predominantly Orange
Oct 6, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater (5) celebrates a game winning field goal in the fourth quarter with holder Britton Colquitt.

LeSean McCoy thinks Knowshon Moreno ‘sucks’ | For The Win
LeSean McCoy has opinions on the Denver Broncos running back situation and he wants to tell the world. After Sunday’s victory, the Eagles running back retweeted a Skip Bayless tweet about Knowshon Moreno, and added his own commentary to the front.

Semana 5: Foi apertado, mas seguimos invictos " BroncosBrasil.com
O jogo do ano? Possivelmente! O fato é que ninguém esperava que o Denver Broncos iria encontrar tanta dificuldade para derrotar o Dallas Cowboys na semana 5 da temporada 2013 da NFL. Numa partida onde as duas defesas foram dominadas, o nosso ataque conseguiu brilhar uma vírgula a mais ao chutar o field goal da vitória a 2 segundos do final e decretar que a invencibilidade continua.

Broncos Media

BTV Highlights: Broncos at Cowboys | DenveBroncos.com
Pregame audio and field level highlights from Sunday's win in Dallas.

Week 5: Broncos vs. Cowboys highlights | DenveBroncos.com
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo's 506 passing yards and 5 TD's were not enough to overcome Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, as a late-game interception by Romo set up the game-winning field goal by Broncos kicker Matt Prater.

Broncos at Cowboys: Manning | DenveBroncos.com
Peyton Manning from the podium on Sunday's win over the Cowboys.

Broncos at Cowboys: Fox | DenveBroncos.com
Head Coach John Fox talked about Sunday's win in Dallas.

Locker Room: Broncos at Cowboys | DenveBroncos.com
Locker room reaction following Sunday's win in Dallas.

GameDay: Denver Broncos vs. Dallas Cowboys highlights - NFL Videos
The Denver Broncos outlast the Dallas Cowboys 51-48 on a game-winning field goal, despite the Cowboys getting over 500 yards and five touchdowns from quarterback Tony Romo.

WK 5 Can't-Miss Play: Manning marches in - NFL Videos
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning fools the Dallas Cowboys defense when he decides to run the ball into the end zone himself, his first rushing TD in 5 years.

Week 5: Peyton Manning highlights - NFL Videos
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw for 414 yards and four touchdowns and also had a rushing TD to defeat the Dallas Cowboys 51-48.

AFC West Rival Roundup

Raiders lose another starting running back to hamstring injury - Silver And Black Pride
Another Raiders starting running back falls victim to a hamstring injury on their home field.

Final Score 27-17: Raiders learn from Pryor experiences - Silver And Black Pride
Raiders open the game by kicking off. The defense stuffed the Chargers for two straight plays and then Usama Young intercepted a punt like overthrow on third down and returned it to inside San Diego territory.

San Diego can't catch up after poor first half, lose 27-17 to Oakland - Bolts From The Blue
The Chargers couldn't recover from a 17-0 halftime lead by the Raiders and eventually lost on a crucial third down play by the San Diego defense.

Are the Kansas City Chiefs for real? 7 reasons they are - Arrowhead Pride
The KC Chiefs beat the Tennessee Titans 26-17 to move to 5-0 on the season. The Chiefs are now one of three unbeaten teams, along with the New Orleans Saints and Denver Broncos. Are the Chiefs for real? We have seven reasons that say yes.

History says the 5-0 Kansas City Chiefs are likely playoff-bound - Arrowhead Pride
The KC Chiefs are one of three unbeaten teams through five weeks of the season. Find out why history says the playoffs are likely.

NFL News & Blogs

MMQB: Tony Romo, Josh Freeman, Matt Schaub and more NFL Week 5 thoughts | Peter King
My thoughts on Tony Romo, unfair scapegoat, what comes next in Minnesota after Josh Freeman's signing and the thrilling novelty of football 'round the clock.

2013 NFL standings, Week 5: Broncos, Chiefs, Saints still perfect - SBNation.com
Five teams owned perfect records heading into Sunday's contests, but not all five were lucky enough to escape the day with a victory. Tom Brady and the Patriots failed to score a single touchdown in a loss to the Bengals and the Seattle Seahawks couldn't solve Andrew Luck en route to joining the ranks of the 4-1 teams.

Vikings, Josh Freeman agree to 1-year contract - SBNation.com
The Vikings will sign former Tampa Bay Buccaneers' quarterback Josh Freeman to a one-year contract, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

Deciphering The Decision: Tony Romo's Interception - Blogging The Boys
Fans and media alike will have a lot to talk about this week, most of it centered on the Tony Romo interception. Let's look at that play to really understand what happened.

Chip Kelly says Michael Vick is still the Eagles starting QB - SBNation.com
Despite an impressive performance by Nick Foles against the Giants, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is sticking with incumbent starting quarterback Michael Vick.

Bills vs. Bengals 2013: Thaddeus Lewis to start at quarterback - Buffalo Rumblings
Thaddeus Lewis, acquired in a preseason trade and a five-week member of the practice squad, has been named the Buffalo Bills' Week 6 starting quarterback against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Brandon Marshall expresses frustration after Bears loss to Saints - SBNation.com
Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall continued his frustrating season in Sunday's Week 5 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Jerry Jones on Cowboys' loss: 'This was a moral victory' - NFL.com
The Dallas Cowboys lost 51-48 to Peyton Manning and the undefeated Denver Broncos on Sunday, but Jerry Jones declared it a moral victory.

5 up, 5 down for Sunday | National Football Post
Technically, Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys lost and Peyton Manning and Denver won Sunday in one of the great shootouts in NFL history at Cowboys Stadium.

The debate rages on | National Football Post
A brilliant Tony Romo performance in Week 5 will be remembered for one play that was anything but.

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