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Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings: Third quarter recap and fourth quarter discussion

Everything is tied going into the final quarter

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings Matt Blewett-USA TODAY Sports

Everyone put four fingers way up above your heads, because we’ve reached the final fifteen minutes of play at U.S. Bank Stadium with the Minnesota Vikings tied with the Dak Prescott-less Dallas Cowboys at 13-13.

Dallas got the ball first coming out of the locker room, and they got into the end zone for the first time on the evening courtesy of a 73-yard touchdown pass from Cooper Rush to Cedrick Wilson. It was as bad as I just made it sound. Greg Zuerlein was good on the extra point and less than a minute into the third quarter the game was tied at 10-10.

The Vikings punted after their first possession, giving the ball to the Cowboys at their own 16 after the punt. Dallas responded with a three-and-out, punctuated by a sack from Everson Griffen, the second of the game for the Vikings.

Minnesota took the lead back on their next possession, as Greg Joseph connected on a 41-yard field goal to put the purple back in front, 13-10. The Cowboys pushed into Minnesota territory again on the next possession on a trick play where Cedrick Wilson hit Ceedee Lamb for a big gain, but the Vikings got a big stop on 3rd-and-8 to bring out the field goal unit. Dallas brought Zuerlein out once again, and he connected from 39 yards out to tie things back up again at 13-13.

As we move to the fourth quarter of play, the Vikings are looking at a 2nd-and-12 from their own 23-yard line.

Can the Vikings beat the almighty Cooper Rush and move to 4-3 on the season? How angry will we be if they don’t? Come and watch the conclusion of this one with us and find out!