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Jackson sees little action as Vikings defeat Cowboys

Aug 31, 2007 - 3:12 AM By Brian Hall PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

MINNEAPOLIS (Ticker) -- If new Minnesota Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson was hoping to go into the regular season with a little momentum, he is probably disappointed.

Entering without a touchdown pass in the preseason, Jackson played just one series Thursday, but the Vikings went on to close out the exhibition season with a 23-14 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

It was a tough preseason for the Vikings' offense, as the first string managed only a field goal against St. Louis in the opener. But rookie Adrian Peterson rushed for 70 yards and a touchdown in the second game.

Last week at Seattle, the team's lone touchdown came on an option pass from wide receiver Bobby Wade to backup tight end Visanthe Shiancoe.

Against Dallas, the starters played just one series. Peterson ran once for two yards, and Jackson's lone completion on five attempts went to rookie wide receiver Sidney Rice for a 13-yard gain.

It was more time than Dallas' starters saw, however.

None of the Cowboys' key skill players saw action as Tony Romo, Terrell Owens, Julius Jones and Marion Barber III watched from the sidelines. Dallas' No. 2 wide receiver, Terry Glenn, again was not in uniform due to his injured knee and may not be ready for next weekend's season opener against the New York Giants.

One bright spot for Minnesota's offense was kicker Ryan Longwell.

Longwell missed a pair of field goals - including a 37-yarder last week - in the first three preseason games. In this one, he went 3-for-3, including a 47-yarder in the final seconds of the first half that gave the Vikings the lead for good, 17-14.

Not even listed on the Cowboys' depth chart at a punt returner, Jerheme Urban provided the biggest play of the night for either team when he took a punt by Chris Kluwe 95 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter to start the scoring.

However, Urban's big impression did not last long, as he later lost a fumble after a reception near midfield.

Newly acquired quarterback Kelly Holcomb made his first appearance for the Vikings and led the team to a field goal on the first drive of the second half. The veteran had the offense moving again on the next drive before throwing an interception at the goal line.

Attempting to hold off Holcomb for the backup spot, Brooks Bollinger was 9-of-15 for 109 yards, including a four-yard touchdown pass to Rice. Holcomb finished 5-of-8 for 59 yards and the one interception.

In his return to Minnesota, Dallas backup Brad Johnson completed 5-of-7 passes for 44 yards.






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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    DALLAS 7 7 0 0 14
    MINNESOTA 0 17 3 3 23 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: DAL - TD, JERHEME URBAN 95 YD PUNT RETURN
    (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK), 4:29. DALLAS
    7-0
    2ND QUARTER: MIN - TD, ARTOSE PINNER 1 YD RUN (RYAN
    LONGWELL KICK), 0:36. DALLAS 7-7
    MIN - TD, SIDNEY RICE 4 Y

    Aug 30 11:02 PM


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    DALLAS 14
    MINNESOTA 23 8:48 LEFT, 4TH QTR

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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    DALLAS 7 7 0 14
    MINNESOTA 0 17 3 20 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: DAL - TD, JERHEME URBAN 95 YD PUNT RETURN
    (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK), 4:29. DALLAS
    7-0
    2ND QUARTER: MIN - TD, ARTOSE PINNER 1 YD RUN (RYAN
    LONGWELL KICK), 0:36. DALLAS 7-7
    MIN - TD, SIDNEY R

    Aug 30 10:18 PM


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    FG MIN
    RYAN LONGWELL 27 YD
    DALLAS 14
    MINNESOTA 20 9:43 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Cowboys vs. VikingsAug 30 9:57 PM


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    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    DALLAS 7 7 14
    MINNESOTA 0 17 17 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: DAL - TD, JERHEME URBAN 95 YD PUNT RETURN
    (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK), 4:29. DALLAS
    7-0
    2ND QUARTER: MIN - TD, ARTOSE PINNER 1 YD RUN (RYAN
    LONGWELL KICK), 0:36. DALLAS 7-7
    MIN - TD, SIDNEY RICE

    Aug 30 9:34 PM


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    FG MIN
    RYAN LONGWELL 47 YD
    DALLAS 14
    MINNESOTA 17 0:08 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Cowboys vs. VikingsAug 30 9:32 PM


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    TD DAL
    TONY CURTIS 5 YD PASS FROM MATT MOORE
    (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK)
    DALLAS 14
    MINNESOTA 14 1:56 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Cowboys vs. VikingsAug 30 9:26 PM


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    TD MIN
    SIDNEY RICE 4 YD PASS FROM BROOKS BOLLINGER
    (RYAN LONGWELL KICK)
    DALLAS 7
    MINNESOTA 14 10:29 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Cowboys vs. VikingsAug 30 9:03 PM


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    TD MIN
    ARTOSE PINNER 1 YD RUN
    (RYAN LONGWELL KICK)
    DALLAS 7
    MINNESOTA 7 14:24 LEFT, 2ND QTR

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    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    DALLAS 7 7
    MINNESOTA 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: DAL - TD, JERHEME URBAN 95 YD PUNT RETURN
    (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK), 4:29. DALLAS
    7-0

    Aug 30 8:48 PM


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    TD DAL
    JERHEME URBAN 95 YD PUNT RETURN
    (NICHOLAS FOLK KICK)
    DALLAS 7
    MINNESOTA 0 10:31 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Cowboys vs. VikingsAug 30 8:23 PM
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