Even with a balanced game on both sides of the ball through three quarters, momentum had swung in favor of the Vikings following a 12-play, 81-yard drive that was capped off by a three-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins to Adam Thielen.
The ensuing extra point was good — giving Dallas a 24-21 lead.
A draw to Pollard set them up with a fourth-and-six.
Dalton stood poised in the pocket and lasered a sideline pass to Amari Cooper for a 10-yard gain.
Two minutes left, set up on MIN 19, Dallas moved into chew clock mode.
After a five-yard run from Elliott, Dalton connected with Shultz for a 10-yard pass that moved him down to the four.
A couple plays later, Dalton returned to Shultz for a two-yard go-ahead touchdown. The following extra point gave Dallas a 31-28 lead.
The Minnesota offense netted a total of four yards on their final drive of the game as the Cowboys earned their third win of the season.
Dallas returns home Thursday for a Thanksgiving Day matchup against Washington.
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