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Denver Broncos vs Dallas Cowboys is the pick of the games in week 5 of the NFL 2013 regular season. The Broncos, to put it simply, are on fire, and are wiping the floor with anyone they've come up against so far this season. Meanwhile the Cowboys have shown glimpses of a very strong team, but have been undone by inconsistency and will be keen to claim what would be a massive confidence boost if they can take down Peyton Manning's Broncos today. The game will start at 4.25 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream (details below).
The Broncos are scoring nearly 45 points a game on average, and that will make it near-impossible for any other team to compete against them. Last week's 52-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles was as comprehensive as you can get, and it seemed that every time Manning got the ball he would successfully compose a drive for another touchdown.
The Broncos have fallen short of 40 point mark just once this season, but even that was still a pretty comprehensive 37-21 win over Oakland. They are ranked number 1 in the NFL in total points per game (44.8 points), total yards gained per game (483 yards), and total yards on pass per game (363.8 yards).
Manning is a record-smashing 117 of 156 for 1,470 yards and 16 touchdowns and is still yet to throw an interception this season so far. He has been phenomenal, and the entire Cowboys' defensive strategy today will be simply to stop Peyton Manning at all costs.
The good news for the Cowboys is that they are unbeaten at the AT&T Stadium so far this season. They have defeated the New York Giants 36-31, and the St Louis Rams 31-7 at home this season, and if they were to face the Broncos in their current electric form they will be happy to do it at home where they will feel they have a chance at stopping the Broncos' juggernaut.
The Cowboys have been a different team home and away, and they will be hoping that the side that submitted limply 21-30 on the road to San Diego last week will disappear and the team that destroyed the Rams at home the week before will show up today.
Tony Romo will be central for the Cowboys' hopes of claiming the win today. He is 110 of 152 for 1,017 yards and eight touchdowns, and even though he has not been in any kind of form comparable to Peyton Manning – who has? – he has been solid for the Cowboys through the first four weeks of the season.
Denver Broncos vs Dallas Cowboys will start at 4.25 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the CBS network or online through live stream by clicking here.