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Cowboys Lead Vikes at Half, 14-7

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Cowboys Lead Vikes at Half, 14-7

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Tony Romo communicates with his team while playing against the Minnesota Vikings.

The Dallas Cowboys are winning in almost every aspect of the game, but due to a half dozen penalties and a costly turnover, the team leads by just a touchdown, 14-7, over the Minnesota Vikings at half.

The Cowboys struck first with a touchdown from Tony Romo to Roy Williams, capping a drive that was set up when Adrian Peterson fumbled. In a turn of deja vu, the Cowboys were flagged for excessive celebration, when Miles Austin leap-frogged Williams in the end zone.

Unlike last week, however, the Dallas defense was able to stifle the shortened ensuing drive, preserving their seven-point lead for a while longer.

That lead disappeared after a Romo interception set Minnesota up at the Dallas fifteen yard line, and the Vikes punched it in with a 10-yard touchdown pass from Brett Favre to Greg Camarillo. The score knotted the game at seven-all, but Dallas wasn’t done.

The Cowboys ended the half with an impressive 82-yard drive, capped with Williams’ second touchdown catch of the day to put the Cowboys back on top, 14-7. The Cowboys third sack of Favre ended the half.

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