Peyton Manning did what he was expected to do. Thing is, Tony Romo could make the case that he did it even better.

A sold out crowd of 92,758 saw a game for the ages as the two quarterbacks traded blows like a pair of heavyweight prizefighters. And even though the Cowboys came up short against the Broncos, losing 51-48 on a last-second field goal, Romo seemingly outplayed the future Hall of Famer throughout the day.

Neither defense had an answer, though, as Manning racked up 414 yards on 33-of-42 passing, tossing four touchdowns and running for another with one interception. On the other hand, Romo was good on 25-of-36 for a team record 506 passing yards, throwing five touchdowns and one interception.

Unfortunately, Romo's one pick came at the most inopportune time, deep in his own territory with just over two minutes remaining in the game and the score tied at 48 all. The mistake sullied what was overall a brilliant performance for the Cowboys quarterback.