In Thursdays lone NFL game, the Dallas Cowboys narrowly beat the Minnesota Vikings 17-15 to improve their record this season to 11-1.
The Vikings limited the Cowboys to season lows in yards, points, first downs and third-down conversions, but the Dallas outfit left US Bank Stadium triumphant as a much-needed 10-day break awaits.
Dez Bryant was the star of the show as he hauled in 84 receiving yards and scored the game winning touchdown.
Speaking after the game the Cowboys’ camp was full of praise for the clinical nature of their performance.
“We were able to execute our game plan perfectly,” Cowboys safety Barry Church said.
“Once we got them bogged down, we had them.”
While the Vikings were left to rue the many mistakes they made.
“That was a game we should have won,” Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen said.
“We fought and it was self-inflicted.”
With the win, the Cowboys are now in position to clinch a playoff spot on Sunday if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lose or tie, or if the Washington Redskins lose.
After a horrific campaign last year, the Cowboys seem to have turned things around.