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Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings: Second quarter recap and third quarter discussion

The Vikings now trail as we head into the locker room

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It’s halftime in Minneapolis, and your Minnesota Vikings now trail the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 16-7 at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The second quarter began with the Cowboys in Minnesota territory and driving, but the drive came to a screeching halt when Andy Dalton was picked off by a diving Eric Kendricks to give the ball back to Minnesota.

It looked like the Vikings had executed a great fake punt with a 23-yard pass from Britton Colquitt to Kris Boyd, but the Vikings were penalized for Boyd not being set. . .which was the correct call, but still, it sucks.

The Cowboys took the lead back following the punt, as Dalton connected on his second touchdown pass of the game, this one a 4-yarder to rookie CeeDee Lamb. With the extra point, the Cowboys went back up 13-7 with just under five minutes to go before halftime.

After the Vikings stopped Dallas on a 4th-and-1, they turned the ball over again on a fumble by Dalvin Cook. Dallas then added to the lead just before halftime with a 19-yard field goal from Zuerlein to make the score 16-7 as we go into the locker room.

Dalvin Cook has been effectively handled by the Dallas thus far, as he’s carried the ball 12 times for 37 yards and a score. Kirk Cousins has been solid for the most part as well, connecting on 10-of-13 passes for 140 yards. Minnesota will get the ball to start the second half.

We’re at halftime at U.S. Bank Stadium, and the Vikings trail the Cowboys by a score of 16-7. Come on in and join us for the second half of play!