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Cowboys' Tony Romo plays in Manning's shadow after Peyton-type comment from owner in offseason

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    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo warms up before an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)The Associated Press

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    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) drops back to pass for a touchdown to Wes Welker against the Philadelphia Eagles in the third quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)The Associated Press

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    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) watches play from the sidelines late in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles in an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Denver. Denver won 52-20. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)The Associated Press

Tony Romo had a Peyton Manning comparison dropped on him by his owner in the offseason.

Jerry Jones was talking about meeting rooms and film rooms when he said the Dallas quarterback would be putting in "Peyton Manning-type time" after he signed the richest contract in franchise history.

It's a good thing Jones didn't say anything about Peyton Manning-type statistics. So far this year, nobody compares.

Manning has the Denver Broncos at 4-0 with 16 touchdowns and no interceptions heading into his first game at the Cowboys' $1.2 billion stadium Sunday.

Romo has just one interception, but his offense has been hit-or-miss in a 2-2 start.

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