Cowboys come up short in shootout despite record day for Romo
POSTED: Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 7:34pm
UPDATED: Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 7:36pm
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — Tony Romo had the best game of his career, but a costly interception in the final minutes of the game virtually sealed a 51-48 loss for Dallas Sunday.
The Denver Broncos (5-0) found their biggest test so far this season in Arlington, Texas against the Cowboys. Dallas (2-3) had a chance to win a shootout tied at 48 late in the 4th quarter before Romo was intercepted by Danny Trevathan at the Dallas 24 in the final 2 minutes to set up Matt Prater to kick a 28-yard game-winning field goal.
"It's just about winning and losing. I think as a quarterback you know that. You leave everything on the field just to try and win these football games and it's disappointing when you don't," said Romo. "We had a chance today against as good a football team as there is and we know that, and we had a chance. That's what you want starting the day."
Prior to the miscue, Romo set a franchise record 506 yards passing with five touchdowns. It is the first 500-yard game in Dallas history. The teams combined for he second-highest scoring game in regulation since the merger and posted 1,039 yards of total offense.
Three Cowboy receivers registered over 120 yards in the loss. Rookie Terrance Williams had a break-out game with 151 yards including an 82-yard touchdown in the third quarter.
Dallas converted the turnover into a 41-38 lead on Romo's 10-yard pass to Jason Witten, who had 121 yards receiving and a touchdown.
Dez Bryant also had six catches for 141 yards and two touchdowns.
The Cowboys now prepare to host NFC East rival Washington (1-3) next Sunday. The Redskins had a Bye for Week 5.