Cowboys — 0-7-0-10 — 17
Vikings — 3-0-3-6 — 15
Keep reading to see game stats and video highlights:
Ezekiel Elliott’s TD Run Gave Dallas a 7-3 Lead
Ezekiel Elliott ran it in from 1 yard out to give the Cowboys a 7-3 lead in the second quarter. The TD was set up when Dak Prescott hit Dez Bryant on a 56-yard pass play.
It was Elliott’s 12th rushing touchdown of the season.
The drive covered 5:12 in 8 plays on 84 yards.
Minnesota got on the board first with on a Kai Forbath field goal in the first quarter.
Dak to Dez Gave the Cowboys a 14-9 4th Quarter Lead
Taking advantage of a muffed punt, Dak Prescott hit Dez Bryant for an 8-yard touchdown pass to give the Cowboys a 14-9 lead with just over 10 minutes left in the game.
The Vikings’ Adam Thielen fumbled a punt deep in their own territory and it was recovered by Dallas.
Prescott hit Bryant on the next play to give the Cowboys the lead.
McKinnon’s TD Catch Late in the 4th Brought the Score to 17-15
Sam Bradford hit Jerick McKinnon for a 5-yard touchdown with 25 seconds left in the game and the Vikings cut Dallas’ lead to 17-15.
Bradford’s 2-point pass attempt sailed out of bounds and the Cowboys recovered the ensuing onsides kick, then ran out of the clock for the win.
Passing: Dak Prescott 12 for 18, 139 yards, TD
Rushing: Ezekiel Elliott 20 carries, 86 yards, TD; Alfred Morris 1 carry, 11 yards; Dak Prescott 6 carries, 37 yards; Lucky Whitehead 1 carry, 6 yards
Receiving: Dez Bryant 4 receptions, 84 yards; Cole Beasley 2 receptions, 23 yards; Ezekiel Elliott 4 receptions, 19 yards; Terrance Williams 2 receptions, 13 yards
Passing: Sam Bradford 32 for 45, 247 yards, TD; Shaun Hill 1 for 1, 6 yards
Rushing: Jerick McKinnon 9 carries, 41 yards; Matt Asiata 6 carries, 30 carries; Sam Bradford 2 carries, 10 yards; Cordarrelle Patterson 2 carries, 6 yards
Receiving: Kyle Rudolph 6 receptions, 45 yards; Adam Thielen 7 receptions, 86 yards; Stefon Diggs 8 receptions, 59 yards; Charles Johnson 3 receptions, 36 yards; Rhett Ellison 1 reception, 6 yards; Cordarrelle Patterson 2 receptions, 10 yards; Matt Asiata 1 reception, -3 yards; Jerick McKinnon 5 receptions, 14 yards, TD
What a season it’s been for the Minnesota Vikings.
First they lost starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in training camp. Then future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson went down with a torn meniscus in Week 2. And now they are without head coach Mike Zimmer.
Zimmer underwent emergency eye surgery Wednesday night to repair a detached retina and won’t coach the team tonight when the Dallas Cowboys visit U.S. Bank Stadium.
Kickoff is set for 8:25 p.m. ET and the game will be televised by NBC and NFL Network.
Despite losing Bridgewater and Peterson, Minnesota got off to a 5-0 start with the help of a stingy defense. Since then, though, the Vikes have dropped 5 of 6 and are now on the bubble in the NFC Playoff picture at 6-5.
The Cowboys (10-1) have reeled off 10 straight wins behind the play of rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott and a dominating offensive line. Prescott has thrown for 18 touchdowns compared to just 2 interceptions, while Elliott leads the NFL in rushing with 1,199 yards. They currently hold the No. 1 seed in the NFC.
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