Minnesota Vikings Shock Dallas Cowboys on the Road
A lot of people expected the Dallas Cowboys to come up large at home on Sunday night football against the Minnesota Vikings. One of the biggest differences in the game was that Mike Zimmer outcoached Jason Garrett and it was one of the reasons why Minnesota took down Dallas 28-24.
The Cowboys had a chance on the final play of the game to throw a hail mary to the end zone. However, Jared Kearse’s interception sealed the deal.
Dallas got the ball with 17 seconds left after forcing a three-and-out.
Minnesota got the ball back with 40 seconds left after a turnover on downs by the Dallas Cowboys.
Kirk Cousins threw two touchdowns in the first-quarter to Kyle Rudolph and they were both from one-yard out. On the first touchdown, it appears as if Cousins was looking to throw it away, but Rudolph made a one-handed grab.
The second touchdown was more natural. Thus, Kyle Rudolph finished with four receptions for 14 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
Cousins completed 23-of-32 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for five yards on one carry.
Gallup finished with four receptions for 76 yards receiving and a touchdown.
Cobb caught six passes for 106 yards receiving and a touchdown. He also attempted a pass in this game, but it was incomplete.
With the Dallas Cowboys trailing 20-14 in the third-quarter, Dak Prescott threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Amari Cooper.
Prescott completed 28-of-46 passes for 397 yards three touchdowns and one interception.
Cooper caught 11 passes for 147 yards receiving and a touchdown.
Ezekiel Elliott was the leading rusher in this game for Dallas with 47 yards on 20 carries. He also caught two passes for 16 yards receiving.
Dalvin Cook scored on a 2-yard touchdown run for the Minnesota Vikings later in the third-quarter (2-point conversion on a Kirk Cousins pass to Kyle Rudolph).
Cook finished with 97 yards rushing on 26 carries and a score. He also caught seven passes for 86 yards receiving.
His running mate, Alexander Mattison, also rushed for 52 yards on eight carries. Mattison also caught one pass for two yards receiving.
Offensive Coordinator Kevin Stefanski deserves a lot of credit for the way Minnesota’s offense has been playing.
This team is very dangerous in the NFC. This was a big win for them after they lost a tough one on the road last week against the Kansas City Chiefs (6-4).
With this loss for the Dallas Cowboys, they are now in a tie for first place in the NFC East with the Philadelphia Eagles (5-4).
Dallas currently has the tiebreaker over Philadelphia at the moment, but these two teams will play each other again in Week 16 in Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Vikings (7-3) will host the Denver Broncos (3-6) next Sunday.
The Cowboys (5-4) will be on the road against the Detroit Lions (3-5-1) next Sunday.
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