Dallas 27, Minnesota 23

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, November 3, 2013
Location - AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Temperature - DOME
Head Official - Jeff Triplette
Attendance - 85360

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Minnesota 3 7 7 6 23
Dallas 3 3 14 7 27

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 1-7 1-3 0-4 L4
Dallas 5-4 4-1 1-3 W1

Recap


Cowboys 27, Vikings 23:
Tony Romo found Dwayne Harris for a 7-yard touchdown with 35 seconds left in the fourth quarter as host Dallas rallied to clip Minnesota.

Romo was 34-of-51 for 337 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Cowboys (5-4) bounced back from a last-second loss at Detroit last week. Romo was 7-of-9 on the decisive drive and Jason Witten led the receiving corps with eight catches for 102 yards and a score.

Adrian Peterson rushed for 140 yards and a touchdown while Christian Ponder completed 25-of-37 passes for 236 yards and a score as the Vikings (1-7) dropped their fourth straight game. Ponder added a rushing TD but was intercepted once and lost a fumble in the end zone.

Ponder’s 6-yard touchdown run capped an 11-play drive with 1:41 left in the first half and sent Minnesota into the break with a 10-6 lead. Dallas quickly took control in the second half, scoring on the opening drive when Romo hit Witten with a 26-yard TD pass and going up 20-10 one play later when George Selvie sacked Ponder and forced a fumble, which Nick Hayden recovered in the end zone for a touchdown.

The Vikings pulled within 20-17 on Ponder’s 31-yard TD pass to Kyle Rudolph with 8:11 left in the third quarter and regained the lead on Peterson’s 11-yard scoring burst with 5:40 to play. The star running back appeared to be tackled short of the end zone but refused to go down, with some help from tight end Chase Ford, and dragged a trio of defenders with him across the goal line.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (knee) returned from a two-game absence and was held to 31 yards on four carries. …  Vikings RT Phil Loadholt suffered a concussion in the second quarter and did not return. … Minnesota QB Josh Freeman was inactive for the game, with Matt Cassel serving as Ponder’s backup.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Minnesota   Dallas
Adrian Peterson Player DeMarco Murray
25 Attempts 4
140 Yards 31
5.6 Avg Yards 7.8
1 Touchdowns 0
52 Long 27
Receiving
Minnesota   Dallas
Greg Jennings Player Jason Witten
6 Receptions 8
56 Yards 102
9.3 Avg Yards 12.8
0 Touchdowns 1
27 Long 26

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Minnesota 393 169 224 3 1 1 3.0 0
Dallas 350 36 314 3 2 1 2.0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against New Orleans. The Cowboys have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .800 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Washington. The Vikings have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .167 after a loss.