Streaking Cowboys Win Another Nail-biter
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys' winning streak has now spanned parts of four months.
Dez Bryant caught four passes for 84 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter to help the surging Cowboys win their 11th straight game, 17-15 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
Bryant's 56-yard catch in the first half set up Ezekiel Elliott's 1-yard plunge. The receiver caught an 8-yard scoring pass in the fourth quarter after a fumbled punt by Minnesota's Adam Thielen.
Elliott rushed for 86 yards on 20 carries for the Cowboys, who are 11-1. They have the longest single-season winning streak in franchise history.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer missed the game following emergency surgery to repair a detached retina. Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer was interim head coach against the Cowboys. The Vikes fell to 6-6, a game and a-half back of Detroit in the NFC North.