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Manning keeps pace on TD record, gets to 19 in 1st 5 games with 3 early against Cowboys

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning passes the ball against the Dallas Cowboys during the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman)

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning passes the ball against the Dallas Cowboys during the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman)  (The Associated Press)

  • After passing the ball Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) watches as tight end Julius Thomas (80) scores a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 6,2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman)

    After passing the ball Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) watches as tight end Julius Thomas (80) scores a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 6,2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman)  (The Associated Press)

Peyton Manning is keeping up his record pace of touchdown passes to start the season.

The Denver quarterback's 19th scoring toss was a 9-yarder to Julius Thomas in the second quarter against Dallas on Sunday. He's held the record since throwing seven TD passes in the opener against Baltimore.

Daunte Culpepper held the previous mark of 18 in the first five games with Minnesota in 2004.

Manning had three touchdown passes in the first half against the Cowboys. Thomas also had a 4-yarder to open Denver's scoring, and Eric Decker caught a 2-yard touchdown.

Decker had a 57-yard catch to set up Thomas' first score.

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