Dallas Wins Thriller
POSTED: Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 11:09pm
UPDATED: Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 11:33pm
El Paso — This time, the final 60 seconds played out to a much happier conclusion for Cowboy fans.
Tony Romo threw a pair of touchdown passes, including the game winner to Dwyane Harris with 35 seconds remaining for a 27-23 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
Just last week the Cowboys gave up the lead in the final seconds in a loss at Detroit.
Romo sparkled the entire afternoon passing for 337 yards and completing 35-51 passes.
It was a dramatic final minute as the Vikings Adrian Peterson gave Minnesota a 23-20 lead with an 11 yard touchdown rung only to have Romo and the Cowboys answer with a dramatic game winning drive culminating with a 7-yard pass to Harris.
Tony Romo: "As a quarterback, you love to be in those situations. I know, we didn't win last week, but I relish being out there in those situations to be able to go and help our football team win. And when you go do that, it's a great feeling and just reiterates everything that you put into it and go about the process to make sure you do, do that."
Jason Garrett: "We talk about this all the time with our football team. Irregardless of what happened last week. You won by 50, you lost by 50. You play at home, you're playing on the road, you're playing in the parking lot, you're playing on the moon. Who you're playing, it doesn't matter. You have to bring your best every Sunday in this league. You have to bring your best every play, on every Sunday in this league. And I thought we did a good job of hanging in there in this ball game, finding a way to win it. We got to learn from it and got to move forward and get ready for New Orleans."
The 5-4 Cowboys next play at New Orleans on Sunday Night Football. The game can be seen on NBC-NewsChannel 9.