5 greatest Randy Moss performances vs. the Dallas Cowboys
By Adam Patrick
2004 (Week 1)
- 4 catches
- 27 yards
- 2 touchdowns
To kick off their 2004 season, Randy Moss and the Vikings welcomed the Cowboys to the Twin Cities for a late-afternoon matchup inside the Metrodome.
As the Dallas defensive coordinator for this game, current Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer had to figure out a way to shut down Moss. For the most part, Zimmer’s defense did a pretty good job. But not when it came to keeping Moss out of the end zone.
After the Vikings receiver was held to just one catch for 10 yards in the first half, he was able to cause more problems for the Cowboys’ defense in the game’s final two quarters. On Minnesota’s opening drive of the second half, a big pass interference penalty put them on the goal line and Moss ended up hauling in a three-yard touchdown pass from Daunte Culpepper to put the Vikings ahead 21-10.
Then on Minnesota’s very next offensive drive, Moss not only tossed a 37-yard pass to fellow receiver Marcus Robinson, but he added another touchdown to his total for the day on a one-yard toss from Culpepper.
It certainly wasn’t Moss’ most explosive performance of his career, but his two trips to the end zone played a big part in the Vikings walking off the field with a 35-17 win over Dallas.