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Quick take: Turnovers hurt Cowboys

It was over when ...
The Vikings held the Cowboys scoreless in the second half. Minnesota relied on its kicking game to extend its lead in the second half.

Game balls
Dallas WR Jerheme Urban returned a punt 95 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. He also caught four passes for 18 yards. Vikings backup QB Brooks Bollinger completed 9-of-15 passes for 109 yards.

Key stat
The Cowboys committed five turnovers: four fumbles and one interception. The Vikings turned those gaffes into 17 points.

Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell had plenty of work Thursday night, hitting from 47, 27 and 37 yards to help seal the win.

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