There are a couple big reasons why this play is number one over Stokley's miracle grab and run.
1. Marshall showed pure athletic skill with his feet avoiding the Cowboys defense and getting in the end zone. His ability to avoid the tackle showed why Marshall is one of the best in the game. You can't coach that stutter move he put on the Cowboys. It was pure skill.
2. After the touchdown, and again during McDaniels' post-game press conference, Marshall shared a very emotional and very real embrace with his head coach. At this moment you knew that Marshall, the unhappiest of Broncos during training camp, was on board with this program.
It was this play and the celebration after that Broncos fans knew that they indeed had a very special team to call their own.