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Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings: First quarter recap and second quarter discussion

The Vikings have a slim lead

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We’ve made it through the first quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium, and your Minnesota Vikings lead the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 7-6.

The Vikings won the toss and deferred to the second half, giving the Cowboys the football first. The Minnesota defense forced a three-and-out on the first Dallas possession, and got a scare when K.J. Osborn fumbled on the punt return, but the Vikings got on top of the loose ball.

After the Vikings picked up a first down, Kirk Cousins dropped back to pass and was sacked on a blitz by Cowboys’ safety Donovan Wilson. After the play was reviewed, it was determined that Wilson had stripped the ball away from Cousins before Cousins was down, resulting in a turnover.

The Cowboys wasted little time cashing in, as Andy Dalton found Ezekiel Elliott for a 6-yard touchdown. Eric Wilson blocked Greg Zuerlein’s extra point attempt, but the visitors still had the early lead, 6-0.

Minnesota answered that touchdown right away with one of their own, and it came from the usual source as Dalvin Cook plowed in from a yard out. Dan Bailey connected on his extra point opportunity, and the Vikings took the lead by a score of 7-6 with about two minutes left in the quarter.

As we move to the second quarter of play, the Cowboys are looking at a 1st-and-10 from the Minnesota 48-yard line.

The Vikings lead the Cowboys by a score of 7-6 after one quarter of play, but the Cowboys are on the move. Come on in and join us for the second quarter of play!