Thursday Night Football: Cowboys win 11th Game in a Row

By administrator1 December 2, 2016 06:50

By Francisco Romero

It was not pretty, but the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Minnesota Vikings 17 – 15 thus winning its eleventh game in a row. The Thursday night game was played at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis in front of 66,860 fans.

The Cowboys lost the first game of the season 20 – 19 against the New York Giants, but have been unstoppable after that.

Thursday night’s game was a struggle for the Cowboys as they failed to score on their fist two possessions of the game and fumbled on their third drive.

The Vikings got on the board first with a field goal with a Kai Forbath 48 yard field goal with 2:28 to go in the first quarter.

The Cowboys took the lead in the second quarter on an 8-play drive (84 yards) that ended on an Ezekiel Elliott 1 yard rush touchdown with 5:29 to go in the quarter; and that is the way the first half ended with a Cowboys 7 – 3 lead.

The Cowboys were able to add a touchdown and a field goal in the second half that helped them win the game.

The Cowboys defense made the difference at the end of the game as the Vikings scored a touchdown; a 3-yard pass to Jerick McKinnon from Sam Bradford for with: 25 seconds to go in the fourth quarter. The Vikings failed to score a two-point conversion to tie the game and send it into overtime.

It was the seventh game for the Cowboys allowing 20 points or less to the opposition this season.

Going back to how the victory was not a pretty one for the Cowboys, as they were penalized for 10 times for 78 yards.

The Vikings defense also did their job, but was not enough to prevent the loss. The

Cowboys finished the game with 264 total yards and only converted 1-of-9 third down opportunities.

Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott finished the game with 139 passing yards on 12-for-18; while Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford attempted 45 passes, completing 32 and ended the night with 247 passing yards.

The Cowboys improve to 11-1, while the Vikings’ record stands at 6-6.

By administrator1 December 2, 2016 06:50

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