Oct 18

Cowboys’ Penalties and Turnovers Lead to Vikings Win

Today’s game was considered by many to be a must win game for both the Minnesota Vikings and the Dallas Cowboys. Despite playing with a banged up quarterback Brett Favre, the Vikings edged the penalty prone Cowboys 24-21 at the Metrodome on Sunday.

In the first quarter the questions about Cowboys running back Marion Barber were answered as the first three plays of the game for the Cowboys were rushing plays. The Cowboys achieved one first down on their first possession, and then the drive stalled.


On the Vikings first series of the game, quarterback Brett Favre showed no signs of the tendinitis in his elbow as he completed his first pass of the game to wide receiver Percy Harvin. Favre followed this pass with a short dump off to recently acquire from the New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss.

On the ensuing play, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson fumbled the ball. Brett Favre placed the ball right in Peterson’s stomach, but the running back never got his hands on it. Because it was a miscue in the execution of the hand off the quarterback was charged with the fumble, Favre’s eleventh of the season. The Cowboys capitalized off this fumble with 8 plays, 40-yard drive that took 4:06. Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo threw a fifteen-yard pass to wide receiver Roy Williams who caught it in the end zone for the first score of the game.

After the play the Cowboys received a un-sportsman like conduct penalty as wide receiver Miles Austin hurtled over Roy Williams head in the end zone.


Rachel Trimm is a Jabberhead, blogger, & SJ Contributing Author. Read more of her works at Ray’s Sports Ramblings: The Gridiron Edition.


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