Minnesota Vikings: Studs and duds vs. Cowboys in Week 10

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With the Minnesota Vikings coming away with a win on the road in Week 10 against the Dallas Cowboys, here are three studs and duds from the game.

Following a disappointing last-second loss to the Kansas City Chiefs a week ago on the road that ended their four-game winning streak, the Minnesota Vikings looked to get back on track in Week 10 on Sunday Night Football. The Vikings were faced with another tough test in primetime, taking on the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football in an important NFC showdown.

Minnesota stepped up to the occasion and came away with a really big win on the road against America’s Team, topping Dallas, 28-24, at AT&T Stadium.

To start off the game on Sunday night, the Vikings came out of the gates firing to grab momentum on the road early on.

Minnesota opened the contest up on the road by jumping out to a 14-0 lead after the first quarter following a pair of touchdown passes from quarterback Kirk Cousins to tight end Kyle Rudolph.

In the second quarter, however, the Cowboys were able to battle back into the game before halftime at AT&T Stadium. Dallas added two touchdowns of its own to even things up, before the Vikings scored a last-second field goal to grab a 17-14 advantage going into the break.

Over the final 30 minutes, Minnesota outscored Dallas 11-10 and came up with some big stops late in the contest to ultimately come away with the victory.

With the win, the Vikings improved to 7-3 overall on the season and were able to stick with the Green Bay Packers atop the NFC North standings. Minnesota, which has won four of its last five games, trails Green Bay (8-2 overall) in the division, while still sitting ahead of the Chicago Bears (4-5) and Detroit Lions (3-5-1).

Minnesota will return back home to US Bank Stadium in Week 11 of the regular season next Sunday when it plays host to the Denver Broncos in Minneapolis. The Vikings have yet to lose at home so far this season, holding a perfect 4-0 record in front of their home crowd.

Following Minnesota’s victory over Dallas on the road on national television, let’s look back at some studs and duds for the Vikings in the Week 10 win on Sunday Night Football.