It looked as though the Minnesota Vikings were going to pull off a huge win in Dallas, but Blair Walsh missed a late extra point for Minnesota and Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo rallied his offense to a 27-23 win on Sunday afternoon.
In the fourth quarter, the Cowboys only needed a field goal to force overtime, but Romo hit Dwayne Harris for a seven-yard touchdown with just 35 seconds left in the game to stun Minnesota. Dallas improves to 5-4 and maintains its lead in the NFC East.
It was another huge day for Adrian Peterson, rushing for 140 yards on 25 carries with a touchdown, but it was not enough as the Vikings fall to 1-7 on the year.
Fantasy Studs and Duds
Peterson is a must-start every week and that was no different in Week 9 with his performance. The surprise is how many points Ponder was able to put up after he had 236 passing yards with a touchdown in the air and another on the ground.
DeMarco Murray returned from injury but rushed for only 31 yards on four carries, while Dez Bryant had six catches for 64 yards but no touchdowns. Veteran Jason Witten was on point, however, catching eight passes for 102 yards and a score.
Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph injured his foot while scoring a 31-yard touchdown in the third quarter and was listed as questionable to return.
Did They Cover?
The Cowboys were favored by as many as 10 points, according to OddsShark.com, so they did not cover.
Cowboys at Saints, Sunday, November 10, 8:30 P.M. ET on NBC
Vikings vs Redskins, Thursday, November 7, 8:25 P.M. ET on NFL Network