Vikings Beaten by Cowboys, 27-23

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Adrian Peterson had a big day for the offense, but it was not enough to avoid a defeat for the Vikings against the Cowboys, 27-23, in Arlington.

Christian Ponder found pay dirt two times (1 pass, 1 rush) on 25 of 37 passing for 236 yards, one pick and one fumble. Tony Romo finished 34 for 51 with 337 yards passing, two touchdowns and one pick for the Cowboys.

Peterson was a standout player for the Vikings, rushing for 140 yards on 25 attempts while adding a touchdown and had three receptions for 37 yards. Kyle Rudolph snagged two passes for 35 yards with a score.

The Minnesota defense struggled to defend the passing attack, but was able to slow down the run, giving up 36 yards rushing and 337 passing. They sacked Romo three times.

Cowboys tight end Jason Witten had a big game, putting up 102 receiving yards and one touchdown.

The Vikings are at home to take on the Redskins (2-5) next week while the Cowboys travel to New Orleans to meet the Saints (6-1).


Vikings Passing Leaders

Grade

Name

Comp

Att

Yds

TDs

Int

C+

78

C. Ponder

25

37

236

1

1


Cowboys Passing Leaders

Grade

Name

Comp

Att

Yds

TDs

Int

B

87

T. Romo

34

51

337

2

1


Vikings Rushing Leaders

Grade

Name

P

Att

Yds

YdsA

TDs

A+

100

A. Peterson

RB

25

140

5.6

1

C+

78

C. Ponder

QB

4

29

7.3

1


Cowboys Rushing Leaders

Grade

Name

P

Att

Yds

YdsA

TDs

C+

79

D. Murray

RB

4

31

7.8

0

B

87

T. Romo

QB

1

8

8.0

0

-

-

J. Randle

RB

1

3

3.0

0


Vikings Receiving Leaders

Grade

Name

P

Rec

Yds

YdsA

TDs

C+

79

G. Jennings

WR

6

56

9.3

0

A+

100

A. Peterson

RB

3

37

12.3

0

B

84

K. Rudolph

TE

2

35

17.5

1


Cowboys Receiving Leaders

Grade

Name

P

Rec

Yds

YdsA

TDs

A+

100

J. Witten

TE

8

102

12.8

1

C+

80

C. Beasley

WR

6

68

11.3

0

C+

79

D. Bryant

WR

6

64

10.7

0


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