Cowboys top Vikings at MetrodomeAug 28, 2011 - 5:40 AM Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Alan Ball scored a touchdown on a blocked field goal return, and the Dallas Cowboys beat the Minnesota Vikings, 23-17, in a preseason game Saturday.
Tony Romo completed 15-of-20 passes for 141 yards for Dallas, while Donovan McNabb was 12-of-18 for 164 yards, a touchdown and an interception for the Vikings.
It was the first game held at the Metrodome since the roof collapsed during a massive snow storm last December, forcing the Vikings to play their final two home games of the season in alternate venues.
McNabb and Bernard Berrian connected on a 49-yard touchdown in the first quarter, but the Vikings didn't post another TD until Joe Webb scrambled for a 10-yard score late in the third quarter.
Adrian Peterson rushed 14 times for 81 yards for the Vikings and Ryan Longwell kicked a 44-yard field goal.
Dallas scored 17 straight points after Berrian's first quarter touchdown. Besides Dan Bailey's 37-yard field goal and Ball's special teams score, Felix Jones rushed for a five-yard TD.
First-round pick Christian Ponder was 3-of-8 for 60 yards for Minnesota, while Webb finished 4-of-7 for 81 yards.
- DALLAS: 23
Aug 27 11:07 PM
- == Preseason == Dallas Field Goal - 41-yarder by Dan Bailey.
Cowboys 23, Vikings 17 4th - 1:07Aug 27 11:02 PM
- DALLAS: 20
End of 3rd
Aug 27 10:22 PM
- == Preseason == Minnesota
Cowboys 20, Vikings 17 3rd - 5:05Aug 27 10:11 PM
- DALLAS: 17
Aug 27 9:32 PM
- == Preseason == Minnesota Field Goal - 44-yarder by Ryan Longwell.
Cowboys 17, Vikings 10 2nd - 3:04Aug 27 9:18 PM
- == Preseason == Dallas Touchdown - 5-yard run by Felix Jones. (Dan Bailey kick).
Cowboys 17, Vikings 7 2nd - 6:47Aug 27 9:11 PM
- == Preseason == Dallas Touchdown - 80-yard blocked field goal return by Alan Ball. (Shayne G
Cowboys 10, Vikings 7 2nd - 14:36Aug 27 8:47 PM
- DALLAS: 3
End of 1st
Aug 27 8:40 PM
- == Preseason == Dallas Field Goal - 37-yarder by Dan Bailey.
Cowboys 3, Vikings 7 1st - 2:56Aug 27 8:35 PM
- == Preseason == Minnesota Touchdown - 49 yard pass from Donovan McNabb to Bernard Berrian. (
Cowboys 0, Vikings 7 1st - 8:07Aug 27 8:21 PM
- DALLAS: 0
1st Quarter - 15:00
Aug 27 8:08 PM
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