WhatIfSports.com “played” the Dallas Cowboys against the Minnesota Vikings 1,000 times. The Dallas Cowboys win 60% of the time by an average score of 28-21. An example boxscore with a similar outcome is below.
2008 Minnesota Vikings  at  2008 Dallas Cowboys
Final - 6/13/2008 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
2008 Minnesota Vikings 0 7 7 7 21
2008 Dallas Cowboys 7 3 7 11 28
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
Dal1:16TDJason Witten 38 yd. pass from Romo (Folk kick)0-7
2nd Quarter
Min2:35TDAdrian Peterson 40 yd. run (Longwell kick)7-7
Dal0:56FGNick Folk 41 yds. 7-10
3rd Quarter
Dal11:14TDMarion Barber 14 yd. run (Folk kick)7-17
Min4:46TDThomas Tapeh 1 yd. run (Longwell kick)14-17
4th Quarter
Dal14:49FGNick Folk 38 yds. 14-20
Dal9:04TDMarion Barber 27 yd. run (Anderson 2-PT conversion)14-28
Min2:38TDChester Taylor 12 yd. run (Longwell kick)21-28
 
Team Statistics
 2008 Minnesota Vikings2008 Dallas Cowboys
First Downs 17 16
- Rushing 10 9
- Passing 7 7
- Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Eff 4/12 5/13
4th Down Eff 1/1 0/0
Rushes-Yards 39-205 32-147
Avg Rush 5.3 4.6
Comp-Att-Int 10-18-3 12-21-2
Passing Yards 135 116
Sacks-Yards 1-9 4-21
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0
Punts-Avg 5-36.0 3-43.3
KR-Avg 6-15.3 4-33.5
PR-Avg 3-7.0 5-14.6
Penalties-Yard 2-10 1-5
Time of Possession 29:59 30:01

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2008 Minnesota Vikings Individual Stats   2008 Dallas Cowboys Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'08 Adrian Peterson 22 167 2 40 1
'08 Chester Taylor 14 34 0 12 1
'08 Tarvaris Jackson 1 2 0 2 0
'08 Thomas Tapeh 2 2 0 1 1
 
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'08 Marion Barber 17 93 1 27 2
'08 Felix Jones 8 38 0 15 0
'08 Tony Romo 6 15 0 13 0
'08 Deon Anderson 1 1 0 1 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'08 Bernard Berrian 4 84 3 0 31 0
'08 Sidney Rice 2 32 0 0 16 0
'08 Chester Taylor 2 17 0 0 11 0
'08 Adrian Peterson 1 7 0 0 7 0
'08 Visanthe Shiancoe 1 4 0 0 4 0
 
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'08 Jason Witten 5 82 2 0 38 1
'08 Terrell Owens 4 45 0 0 16 0
'08 Patrick Crayton 2 8 0 0 4 0
'08 Marion Barber 1 2 0 0 2 0
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'08 Tarvaris Jackson 10 18 144 0 3
 
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'08 Tony Romo 12 21 137 1 2
 
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'08 Nick Folk 41,38 52

Player of the Game:
'08 Marion Barber (2008 Minnesota Vikings)
TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F1st Quarter Play by Play
2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 300 - 0K2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) prepares to kickoff.
2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) catch the ball at the Min 7 and return it to the Min 34.
2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 14:51
14:511/10own 340 - 0131 Peterson rushes for 2 yards off tackle right.
14:102/8own 360 - 0230 Jackson screen pass is to Berrian. Berrian just gets back to the line of scrimmage.
13:273/8own 360 - 0131 Jackson's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
13:234/8own 360 - 0P2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) prepares for a punt.
2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) return it to the Dal 45.
2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) at 13:13
13:131/10own 450 - 0221 Barber gets 2 yards on a pitch right.
PENALTY on Min: Incidental Facemask, 5 yards enforced on the Dal 47.
12:311/3480 - 0230 Anderson gets 1 yard on a pitch right.
11:552/2470 - 0122 Barber is caught behind the line for a loss of 1 yard.
11:213/3480 - 0221 Romo soft pass is to Crayton who makes the catch and falls forward for a 4 yd gain.
10:421/10440 - 0221 Barber rushes for a loss of 1 yard.
10:012/11450 - 0131 Jones pounds ahead for 2 yards.
9:183/9430 - 0131 Romo's pass is to Jones and dropped.
9:114/9430 - 0P2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) prepares for a punt.
2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) return it to the Min 10.
2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 9:02
9:021/10own 100 - 0212 Peterson gets 1 yard on a pitch right.
8:222/9own 110 - 0131 PENALTY on Dal: Encroachment, 5 yards enforced on the Min 11 - NO PLAY.
8:222/4own 160 - 0230 Peterson picks up 14 yards on a draw play before running out of bounds.
7:431/10own 300 - 0221 Taylor carries, but is tackled for no gain.
7:032/10own 300 - 0131 Peterson gets back to the line of scrimmage.
6:203/10own 300 - 0230 Jackson's pass is to Rice. Catch is good and Rice gets some yardage for a 16 yd gain.
5:381/10own 460 - 0221 Tapeh picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
4:592/9own 470 - 0212 Peterson pounds ahead for 7 yards.
4:153/2460 - 0122 Taylor is stopped at the line.
3:354/2460 - 0P2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) prepares for a punt.
2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) return it to the Dal 28.
2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) at 3:25
3:251/10own 280 - 0212 Barber picks up 11 yards on a draw play.
2:451/10own 390 - 0212 PENALTY on Min: Encroachment, 5 yards enforced on the Dal 39 - NO PLAY.
2:451/5own 440 - 0212 Jones gains 10 yards up the middle.
2:021/10460 - 0212 Romo's short pass is to Witten. Catch is good and Witten gets some yardage for a 8 yd gain.
1:252/2380 - 0221 Romo tosses the ball out to Witten who makes a nice catch on the run, and outruns the defense to get into the endzone.
2008 Dallas Cowboys scores a touchdown!
1:16PAT 0 - 6FG2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 4 plays, 67 yds, 2:09
2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) at 1:16
1:16Kickoffown 300 - 7K2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) prepares to kickoff.
2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) catch the ball at the Min 4 and return it to the Min 23.
2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 1:08
1:081/10own 230 - 7212 Taylor picks up 3 yards on a draw play.
0:282/7own 260 - 7131 Peterson gets 3 yards on a pitch right.
0:003/4own 290 - 7230Time Expires
End of 1st Quarter ... 2008 Minnesota Vikings: 0 2008 Dallas Cowboys: 7

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F2nd Quarter Play by Play
15:003/4own 290 - 7122 Jackson completes the pass to Taylor. Tackled immediately for a 6 yd gain.
14:221/10own 350 - 7221 Taylor is buried for a loss of 4 yards.
13:432/14own 310 - 7131 Peterson gains 3 yards up the middle.
13:023/11own 340 - 7230 Jackson's pass is just out of reach of Berrian. Incomplete pass.
12:544/11own 340 - 7P2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) prepares for a punt.
2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) return it to the 50.
2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) at 12:40
12:401/10500 - 7212 Barber picks up 12 yards on a draw play.
12:001/10380 - 7212 Romo scrambles for 2 yards.
11:172/8360 - 7212 Romo soft pass is to Witten and dropped.
11:113/8360 - 7221 Barber gets 1 yard on a pitch right.
10:314/7350 - 7FG2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) prepares for a FG attempt.
Folk's 52 yd. field goal attempt is wide left.
2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 10:27
10:271/10own 420 - 7131 Jackson's short pass is to Shiancoe who makes the catch and falls forward for a 4 yd gain.
9:442/6own 460 - 7230 Peterson picks his way for 16 yards.
8:591/10380 - 7131 Taylor gains 5 yards up the middle.
8:212/5330 - 7140Jackson's pass is intercepted.
Bradie James returns the interception to the Dal 38.
2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) at 8:12
8:121/10own 380 - 7212 Jones picks up 3 yards on a draw play.
7:372/7own 410 - 7131 Jones pounds ahead for 1 yard.
7:003/6own 420 - 7221 Barber is stopped at the line.
6:174/6own 420 - 7P2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) prepares for a punt.
2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) return it to the Min 23.
2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 6:08
6:081/10own 230 - 7212 Peterson picks up 1 yard off tackle left.
5:332/9own 240 - 7212 Taylor is buried for a loss of 1 yard.
4:553/10own 230 - 7131 Jackson's pass is to Berrian who holds on to the ball, makes a few guys miss for a 26 yd gain.
4:071/10own 490 - 7221 Peterson rushes for 9 yards off tackle right.
3:282/1420 - 7122 Taylor rushes for 2 yards off tackle right.
2:451/10400 - 7212 Peterson gets 40 yards on a pitch right.
2008 Minnesota Vikings scores a touchdown!
2:35PAT 6 - 7FG2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 6 plays, 77 yds, 3:33
2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 2:35
2:35Kickoffown 307 - 7K2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) prepares to kickoff.
2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) catch the ball at the Dal 5 and return it to the Dal 28.
2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) at 2:27
2:271/10own 287 - 7212 Romo flips the ball to Witten who holds on to the ball, makes a few guys miss for a 21 yd gain.
2:001/10own 497 - 7212*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:001/10own 497 - 7221 Romo scrambles for 13 yards.
1:511/10387 - 7221*** 2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:511/10387 - 7212 Romo's pass is just out of the reach of Owens.
1:472/10387 - 7212 Romo completes the pass to Witten who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 12 yd gain.
1:431/10267 - 7221 Romo's short pass is to Crayton who gets a few steps before coughing up the ball.
2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) recovers the ball on the Min 18.
1:242/2187 - 7122Romo is sacked by Jared Allen for 6 yards.
1:053/8247 - 7221 Romo overthrows Bennett and the pass is incomplete.
1:004/8247 - 7FG2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) prepares for a FG attempt.
Folk's 41 yd. field goal hooks through the uprights!
Drive Summary: 7 plays, 44 yds, 1:27
2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) at 0:56
0:56Kickoffown 307 - 10K2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) prepares to kickoff.
2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) catch the ball at the Min 8 and return it to the Min 22.
2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 0:53
0:531/10own 227 - 10221 Jackson's long pass is to Berrian. Tackled immediately for a 27 yd gain.
0:431/10own 497 - 10221*** 2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:431/10own 497 - 10212 Jackson overthrows Rice and the pass is incomplete.
0:372/10own 497 - 10230 Jackson's pass is just out of reach of Peterson. Incomplete pass.
0:313/10own 497 - 10140Jackson's pass is intercepted.
Ken Hamlin returns the interception to the Min 40.
2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) at 0:22
0:221/10407 - 10212 Romo throws to Anderson but he can't hold on to the ball.
0:162/10407 - 10131 Romo overthrows Owens and the pass is incomplete.
0:103/10407 - 10131Romo's pass is intercepted.
Madieu Williams returns the interception to the Min 22.
End of 2nd Quarter ... 2008 Minnesota Vikings: 7 2008 Dallas Cowboys: 10

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F3rd Quarter Play by Play
2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 307 - 10K2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) prepares to kickoff.
2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) catch the ball at the Dal 12 and return it to the Min 34.
2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) at 14:46
14:461/10347 - 10221 Barber rushes for 1 yard off tackle right.
14:042/9337 - 10131 Barber picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
13:253/8327 - 10221 Romo's pass is to Owens who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 13 yd gain.
12:421/10197 - 10221 Barber picks up 2 yards off tackle left, and is run out of bounds.
11:592/8177 - 10221 Romo tosses the ball out to Witten who makes the catch and falls forward for a 3 yd gain.
11:203/5147 - 10221 Barber picks up 14 yards on a draw play.
2008 Dallas Cowboys scores a touchdown!
11:14PAT 7 - 16FG2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 6 plays, 34 yds, 3:32
2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) at 11:14
11:14Kickoffown 307 - 17K2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) prepares to kickoff.
2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) catch the ball at the Min 1 and return it to the Min 11.
2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 11:09
11:091/10own 117 - 17212 Peterson is caught behind the line for a loss of 1 yard.
10:282/11own 107 - 17230Jackson is sacked by Tank Johnson for 9 yards.
9:443/20own 17 - 17131 Jackson completes the long pass to Berrian who makes the catch and falls forward for a 31 yd gain.
9:011/10own 327 - 17131 Peterson gains 11 yards on a sweep left.
8:241/10own 437 - 17212 Taylor pounds ahead for 1 yard.
7:492/9own 447 - 17212 Peterson gets back to the line of scrimmage.
7:103/9own 447 - 17140 Jackson completes the pass to Peterson. Tackled immediately for a 7 yd gain.
6:304/2497 - 17P2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) prepares for a punt.
2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) return it to the Dal 22.
2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) at 6:18
6:181/10own 227 - 17212 Romo zips the short pass to Barber. Tackled immediately for a 2 yd gain.
5:382/8own 247 - 17221Romo's pass is intercepted.
Antoine Winfield returns the interception to the Dal 5.
2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 5:28
5:281/Goal57 - 17212 Peterson picks up 4 yards on a draw play.
4:492/Goal17 - 17212 Tapeh picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
2008 Minnesota Vikings scores a touchdown!
4:46PAT 13 - 17FG2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 2 plays, 5 yds, 0:42
2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 4:46
4:46Kickoffown 3014 - 17K2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) prepares to kickoff.
2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) catch the ball at the Dal 6 and return it to the Dal 34.
2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) at 4:37
4:371/10own 3414 - 17221 Barber rushes for 1 yard off tackle right.
3:562/9own 3514 - 17131 Barber gets 12 yards on a pitch right, and runs out of bounds.
3:141/10own 4714 - 17212 Romo screen pass is to Owens. Catch is good and Owens gets big yardage for a 16 yd gain.
2:281/103714 - 17221 Romo scrambles for 3 yards.
1:502/73414 - 17212 Romo's pass is to Owens who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 14 yd gain.
1:071/102014 - 17212Romo is sacked by Brian Robison for 6 yards.
0:282/162614 - 17131 Barber gets 5 yards on a pitch right.
0:003/112114 - 17221Time Expires
End of 3rd Quarter ... 2008 Minnesota Vikings: 14 2008 Dallas Cowboys: 17

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F4th Quarter Play by Play
15:003/112114 - 17221 Romo's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
14:534/112114 - 17FG2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) prepares for a FG attempt.
Folk's 38 yd. field goal hooks through the uprights!
Drive Summary: 8 plays, 45 yds, 4:57
2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) at 14:49
14:49Kickoffown 3014 - 20K2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) prepares to kickoff.
2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) catch the ball at the Min 3 and return it to the Min 14.
2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 14:44
14:441/10own 1414 - 20221 Peterson is stopped at the line.
14:082/10own 1414 - 20230 Jackson's pass is to Taylor who makes the catch and falls forward for a 11 yd gain.
13:251/10own 2514 - 20212 Peterson picks up 17 yards off tackle left.
12:401/10own 4214 - 20221 Taylor gets 2 yards on a pitch right.
12:002/8own 4414 - 20212 Taylor pounds ahead for 1 yard.
11:253/7own 4514 - 20131Jackson's pass is intercepted.
Bradie James returns the interception to the Min 39.
2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) at 11:15
11:151/103914 - 20221 Barber picks up 4 yards off tackle left.
10:392/63514 - 20122 Romo's short pass is to Owens who makes the catch and falls forward for a 2 yd gain.
9:573/43314 - 20221 Jones gains 6 yards on a sweep left.
9:131/102714 - 20221 Barber picks up 27 yards on a draw play.
2008 Dallas Cowboys scores a touchdown!
9:04PAT 14 - 262122008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) prepares for a 2-pt conversion.
Anderson catches the ball in the endzone.
The 2-point conversion is good.
Drive Summary: 4 plays, 39 yds, 2:11
2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) at 9:04
9:04Kickoffown 3014 - 28K2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) prepares to kickoff.
2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) catch the ball at the Min 15 and return it to the Min 26.
2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 8:59
8:591/10own 2614 - 28212 Peterson gains 31 yards on a sweep left.
8:121/104314 - 28221 Taylor picks up 1 yard off tackle left.
7:372/94214 - 28131 Peterson picks up 2 yards on a draw play.
7:033/74014 - 28140 Jackson scrambles for 2 yards.
6:184/53814 - 28P2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) prepares for a punt.
2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) return it to the Dal 11.
2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) at 6:08
6:081/10own 1114 - 28212Romo is sacked by Jared Allen for 4 yards.
5:232/14own 714 - 28131 Jones gains 4 yards up the middle.
4:403/10own 1114 - 28131Romo is sacked by Ray Edwards for 5 yards.
3:534/15own 614 - 28P2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) prepares for a punt.
2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) return it to the Dal 47.
2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 3:43
3:431/104714 - 28221 Taylor rushes for 2 yards off tackle right to the sidelines before getting out of bounds.
3:392/84514 - 28230 Peterson picks up 1 yard on a draw play before running out of bounds.
3:353/74414 - 28140 Jackson's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
3:294/74414 - 28140 Taylor pounds ahead for 10 yards.
3:231/103414 - 28140*** 2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
3:231/103414 - 28212 Peterson gets 5 yards on a pitch right.
3:072/52914 - 28140 Jackson's pass is to Rice. Catch is good and Rice gets some yardage before being run out of bounds for a 16 yd gain.
2:591/101314 - 28131 Peterson pounds ahead for 1 yard.
2:432/91214 - 28230 Taylor pounds ahead for 12 yards.
2008 Minnesota Vikings scores a touchdown!
2:38PAT 20 - 28FG2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 8 plays, 47 yds, 1:05
2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) at 2:38
2:38Kickoffown 3021 - 28K2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) prepares to kickoff.
2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) catch the ball at the Dal 2 and return it to the Dal 31.
2008 Dallas Cowboys (Dal) at 2:31
2:311/10own 3121 - 28221 Barber gains 2 yards up the middle.
2:002/8own 3321 - 28131*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:002/8own 3321 - 28131 Jones rushes for a loss of 3 yards.
1:563/11own 3021 - 28131*** 2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:563/11own 3021 - 28212 Jones gains 15 yards up the middle.
1:491/10own 4521 - 28212*** 2008 Minnesota Vikings (Min) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:491/10own 4521 - 28212Romo takes a knee.
1:072/11own 4421 - 28212Romo takes a knee.
0:253/12own 4321 - 28212Romo takes a knee.
0:004/13own 4221 - 28PTime Expires
End of 4th Quarter ... 2008 Minnesota Vikings: 21 2008 Dallas Cowboys: 28

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