Minnesota scored the first and last touchdowns on Sunday Night Football against Dallas, and that point was even more important when Dak Prescott launched a Hail Mary to the goal line as time expired.
The first half was a tale of two quarters. The Vikings scored 14 straight in the opening quarter, but the Cowboys responded with 14 in the second quarter. Minnesota cashed in a field goal with two seconds in the half to lead 17-14 at the break.
Each team put up a field goal and a touchdown in the second half, however the Vikings converted a two-point conversion as well to, at the time, give them a seven-point, 28-21, lead.
The Cowboys got a chance to win with a Hail Mary from near midfield, but Jayron Kearse intercepted the attempt to seal the Vikings win.
Minnesota RB Dalvin Cook racked up 183 yards from scrimmage and a third-quarter rushing touchdown; 100 rushing and 86 receiving. Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph showed up with two one-yard TD receptions, and he caught the two-point conversion after Cook’s TD.
Vikings 28 – Cowboys 24
Here are the highlights from Sunday Night Football:
Kirk Cousins to Kyle Rudolph 1-yd TD, 7-0 Vikings
Cousins to Rudolph 1-yd TD, 14-0 Vikings
Dak Prescott to Michael Gallup 23-yd TD, 14-7 Vikings
Prescott to Randall Cobb 22-yd TD, 14-14
Prescott to Amari Cooper 12-yd TD, 21-20 Cowboys
Dalvin Cook 1-yd TD run + Cousins to Rudolph 2-pt conversion, 28-21 Vikings
Final Call: Vikings win 28-24
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