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Minneapolis (AP) — Andy Dalton returns from two games missed and throws three touchdown passes to Dalton Schultz …
Minneapolis (AP) — Andy Dalton returned from two games and threw three touchdown passes, giving Dalton Schultz a two-yard score and lifting Dallas to the Minnesota Vikings 31-28 with 1:37 remaining. I stopped the Cowboys. ‘4 game losing streak.
Dalton went 22-32 in 203 yards and one intercept after Ben Dinucci and Garrett Gilbert started the previous two games. After missing a match with a concussion and COVID-19, Dalton ordered 11 plays, a 66-yard drive, and was extended to Amari Cooper at 19 with 4th and 6th completion.
Kris Boyd stepped in front of Schultz and almost picked up his first goal pass in the end zone, but Dalton reached his wide open tight end after two plays. It recorded three consecutive viking viking wins and kept the Cowboys (3-7) alive in the bustling NFC East. They are in second place three-way tie after Philadelphia (3-6-1).
Kirk Cousins evaded pressure throughout the afternoon, completing 22 out of 30 passes with 314 yards and three touchdowns, puncturing his 75, 81 and 85 yards of possession and starting the second half. The Vikings lost two fumbles in the first half, with six 60-yard penalties.
Adam Thielen caught the first two touchdowns. The first touchdown collapsed with one hand in the back corner of the end zone while being held by the Cowboys cornerback Anthony Browne.
Justin Jefferson had a 39-yard player who gave the Viking a lead after a third score, Tony Pollard’s 42-yard touchdown run.
At the most count, the Vikings (4-6) stalled in the last two possessions, and Cousins went 2-7. The fourth and sixth throws from 29 to Siren were incomplete with 1:18 remaining.
Ezekiel Elliott has reached the first 100-yard rush game of the season and won a TD pass. CeeDee Lamb caught a flat back touchdown in the second quarter for the Cowboys.
The NFL leader, Dalvin Cook, had 115 rush yards and touchdowns, as well as 45 receive yards for the Vikings.
The Minnesota special team has been confused this month, allowing two blocked punts by Detroit and a kick-off return touchdown to Chicago. Austin Cutting, a long snapper, was replaced by Andrew Depaola, although additional points failed due to poor delivery in the previous match.
The Viking mistake continued. Punt returner KJ Osborne’s fumble recovered at the beginning of the first quarter, but Panther’s Britton Colkit’s 23-yard pass for a first down in the second quarter fake was an illegal shift for the void. It was wiped out by a penalty. When they lined up again, Boyd was asked for an illegal block on his waist. This is unusual for a kick team.
On the bright side, Eric Wilson blocked extra points in the first quarter.
Dalton returns behind the reorganized attack line, replacing Joe Looney’s injured Tyler Beardis in the center, and right guard Zack Martin takes over rookie Terence Steele and Connor McGavern’s right tackle. Filled the spot.
Minnesota experienced twice as many touchdowns as the previous four games without the star quarterback Dak Prescott, but the question remained.
The Cowboys grew from Viking 38 in the second half of the second quarter instead of feeding Elliott. Dalton threw deep into Michael Gallup, and in the next play Cedric Wilson was incomplete in 3rd and 1st place, giving up the ball down.
Report of injury
Cowboys: Brown (ribs) left the game in the fourth quarter. … With rookie CB Trebondigs (feet) on the injured list, CB Chidbearuzie (groin) conveniently returned to the starting lineup after seven games missed.
Viking: Brett Johns has replaced RG Ezra Cleveland (ankle) to become the fourth starter in that position this season. … TEIrv Smith Jr. (groin, 1 match) and CB Cameron Dantzler (concussion, 2 matches) each returned from absenteeism after being listed as suspicious.
Cowboys: Host Washington on Thursday at the annual Thanksgiving match.
Viking: Host Carolina on November 29th.
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