The last time these two teams met during the regular season
was on September 12, 2004, when the Vikings defeated
Dallas 35-17, to open the season. QB Daunte Culpepper threw
for 242 yards and 5 TDs, 2 of which went to WR Randy Moss.
Culpepper, who set a team record for opening day passing TDs
and was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week, found
9 different receivers in the game, including RB Onterrio Smith,
who took a pass 63 yards for a TD.
CB Antoine Winfi eld led the team with 12 tackles and both
forced and recovered a Cowboys fumble. DE Darrion Scott also
recovered a fumble, and DT Kevin Williams notched the team’s
only sack.
For the Vikings, it was the 5th straight win against the Cowboys
and moved them within one game of .500 for the overall
series. which currently stands at 12-13.