Brett Favre threw a touchdown pass to Visanthe Shiancoe with less than 2 minutes to play in the game for the final margin. The play prompted Dallas linebacker Keith Brooking to confront Childress on the sideline and call it "disgusting and classless," accusing Minnesota of running up the score.
"If you're slamming people at the formation, nothing says that you have to go in there and have everybody shorten their necks so they stop us," Childress said. "Now we have to make a decision, 'Do we have to kick a field goal?' The easiest thing is to get a first down.
"That's all we're trying to do is get a first down. We happened to score. It would probably be a good idea to cover the guy. Generally on defense, you have to cover the deep plays."
Shiancoe was equally baffled by the accusations. He pointed to the Cowboys using their timeouts late in the fourth quarter and continuing to blitz despite being down 24 points.
"You keep on blitzing though," Shiancoe said Thursday. "I mean c'mon man ... I'm not trying to say anything bad about them, but if you keep on blitzing, what do you want us to do? Just keep on taking hits to the mouth?"
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