Cowboys vs Vikings Cooper Rush, Amri Cooper give the Cowboys a comeback victory over the Vikings
Minneapolis – Cowboys win twice.
The first win came just before the kickoff, when Dallas deactivated quarterback Dac Prescott and successfully averted the fuss of their franchise quarterback Calf.
This was followed by a more impressive, less-than-expected victory: backup Cooper Rush Engineering 20-16 escape from US Bank Stadium in his first career in five pro seasons.
The crowd was erratic at times but eventually spectacular, as the quarterback completed 24 of 40 passes for 324 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. The first touchdown throw of his career came on a spectacular 73-yard dart to wide receiver Cedric Wilson. Rush’s second, game-winner, arrived at the last moment of the game when he was connecting the electric for the back-shoulder fed in the corner of the last zone, with his shared name target, Amri Cooper.
A large cowboy fan base, sitting behind that east end zone, erupted in flames. Rush’s family celebrated in the stands, with their relatives beating the Cowboys 6-1 and winning a straight sixth.
Defensively, cowboy rookie Mika Parsons set the tone. Parsons entered the game disappointed with his last performance and came out with a loss of four and a sack with a team-high 11 tackles.
Offensively, Wilson was excellent – catching a 73-yard touchdown and completing a 35-yard pass on a continuous drive.
But another Cooper-to-Cooper game on the Cowboys ’last offensive drive probably gave the best summary of the game.
With 2:46 to play, Rush gave an admirable but very accurate pass. The ball bounced off Vikings defender Harrison’s hand after slipping out of the receiver’s outstretched arms. But the hand did not secure it, and Cooper did not. He hit the ball, secured it and raced for 33 yards and marched towards a game-winning touchdown.
“It means everything,” Rush said in a side game interview.
The Cowboys often underestimated their chances, whether it was an early touchdown from cousins to Thilen, or a penalty-crazy defensive stretch in the fourth quarter. But, in the end, Dallas won a major game on Halloween, sending a message to the NFL that this talented club should be feared.