6 biggest takeaways from the Vikings loss vs. Cowboys in Week 11

(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
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There is a formula for beating Minnesota

Those who watched the Cowboys beat the Vikings last season when they had Cooper Rush at the helm likely had a familiar feeling during the game that was played this week. Dallas did a lot of similar things on their road to success.

It wasn’t superstar running back Ezekiel Elliott who did most of the damage despite two goal line touchdown runs, it was backup Tony Pollard who had two touchdown receptions and led Dallas in rushing yards.’

He was a mismatch nightmare for a defense that saw rookie corner Andrew Booth Jr. getting his first career start. Booth was targeted early and often, making some mistakes and taking his rookie lumps on a big stage.

There was no point in this game where it felt like there was hope for a Minnesota Vikings resurgence since eh Cowboys kept their feet on the gas and continued to pressure the struggling blockers.