Cowboys rally for 31-28 victory and stop Vikings' winning streak


November 23, 2020

Jerry Holt – Star Tribune

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) spiked the ball after scoring on a 2-yard run in the first quarter.

The Vikings' playoff hopes, after a late afternoon high-wire act against the Cowboys on Sunday, are on life support. The reasons they are 4-6, and not 5-5, were too many for Dalvin Cook, Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson to overcome.

They fell 31-28 to the Cowboys in a game filled with lead changes, magnificent catches from Vikings and Cowboys receivers and hard-to-explain penalties that keep the game close ended with the Vikings' inability to get a defensive stop.

"I don't think we played well enough to win today," coach Mike Zimmer said, noting penalties, red-zone defense and a slow start on offense as particular problems.


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