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article imageNFL: Vikings Put An End to the Cowboys

By Michael Bearak     Jan 17, 2010 in Sports
The Vikings defense did what they were supposed to do, put pressure on Tony Romo. The Dallas Cowboys offensive line couldn't do what they were supposed to do, hold off the Viking defense.
The Dallas Cowboys were riding high following their back-to-back victories over the Philadelphia Eagles. Last week's win earned them a trip to face the Minnesota Vikings in Minnesota and a chance to return to the NFC Championship game. The Vikings were coming off questions of a poor finish to the season and then questions why their head coach, Brad Childress, would let them take a week off prior going into their bye weekend.
All of those questions were answered when Brett Favre and his 40-year old body led the Vikings to a lopsided 34-3 victory over Dallas.
Tony Romo again made a poor playoff performance which in part helped cost his team the victory. Romo was 22 for 35 with 1 interception and no touchdowns. On third and fourth downs he only completed 5 of 10 passes for 40 yards and only two of those five throws brought in a first down.
The Vikings defense deserves a great deal of credit as they sacked Tony Romo 6 times and also forced 3 turnovers. They picked off Romo once then forced him to fumble three times and were able to recover two of those fumbles.
Brett Favre did something he had never done before in the playoffs either as he threw for 4 touchdowns on a 15 for 24 day with no interceptions and 234 yards through the air.
Next week the Vikings have a date with the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome at 6:40pm ET on Sunday.
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