Vikings edge Dallas

By KBJR News 1

October 17, 2010 Updated Oct 17, 2010 at 5:54 PM CST

(Minneapolis, MN) - Ryan Longwell's 38 yard field goal proved to be the difference, as the Minnesota Vikings nipped the Dallas Cowboys 24-21 at the Metrodome on Sunday.

Dallas tied the game at 21-all, on a Tony Romo touchdown pass to Dez Bryant from 31 yards in the fourth quarter.

On the Cowboys next possession, Romo was intercepted by Vikings linebacker EJ Henderson at the Dallas 30. The Vikings would drive ten yards, before Longwell's field goal.

Minnesota trailed 14-7 at the half. In the opening kickoff of the second half, Percy Harvin returned it 95 yards for the touchdown, to tie it at 14-14.

Vikings quarterback Brett Favre completed 14 of 19 passes for 119 yards and one touchdown, as Minnesota improved to (2-3). Randy Moss, making his return to the Metrodome led Minnesota with 5 receptions for 55 yards. Running back Adrian Peterson rushed for 73 yards and a touchdown. He was also involved with a fumble in the first quarter. Dallas recovered the fumble, which was officially charged to Favre. The Cowboys would score a touchdown on the ensuing drive.

Dallas committed 11 penalties for 91 yards, as the Cowboys dropped to (1-4).

The Vikings travel to Lambeau Field next Sunday night to face the Green Bay Packers. The game can be seen on KBJR6 and Range 11.

Posted by Joe Dufek
jdufek@northlandsnewscenter.com

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