ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Peyton Manning has passed Dan Marino for second place on the career passing yardage list.
The Denver quarterback threw for 414 yards in a 51-48 victory over Dallas on Sunday, moving past the former Miami star. Manning has 61,371 yards to 61,361 for Marino.
Brett Favre is the leader at 71,838 yards with Green Bay, the New York Jets and Minnesota.
Manning needed 404 yards to tie Marino and looked like he wouldn't get there with the Broncos cruising over the Cowboys in third quarter. But a Dallas rally forced him to keep throwing, and he broke the record on a 13-yard throw to Demaryius Thomas when Denver was getting in position for a winning field goal in the final 2 minutes.
Matt Prater's 28-yard kick for the Broncos' 16th straight regular-season win came after linebacker Danny Trevathan's diving interception at the Dallas 24 with Romo trying to direct a third go-ahead score in the fourth quarter.
"We had the huge defensive play at the end, which was significant," said Manning, who threw four touchdowns to give him a record-setting 20 in the first five games. "And we did not want to give them the ball back."
Needing a first down but not a touchdown so the Broncos (5-0) could run out the clock, Manning and Knowshon Moreno shouted at each other in the backfield just before the snap.
"He basically was asking me, 'How am I supposed to do that? How can I get a half a yard but not get a yard and a half?'" said Manning, who had 414 yards passing to move past Dan Marino for No. 2 on the career yardage list.
"I just said, 'You can't! You can't score! You can't do it!'"
Moreno managed to pull off the first down without scoring, and Manning took three snaps to drain the clock to 2 seconds for Prater, who had a 50-yarder among his three field goals.