ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Tony Romo turned Adrian Peterson’s homecoming from sweet to sour in the final minute.
Romo threw for 337 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score to Dwayne Harris with 35 seconds left, and the Dallas Cowboys beat the Minnesota Vikings 27-23 Sunday.
Romo’s 7-yard pass to Harris answered an 11-yard touchdown by Peterson that had given Minnesota a 23-20 lead. The East Texas kid raised on the Cowboys had 140 yards rushing in his first game at their $1.2 billion stadium.
The Cowboys (5-4) bounced back from a devastating loss at Detroit by avoiding what probably would have been a more damaging defeat.
Christian Ponder threw for a touchdown and ran for another score against his hometown team, but it wasn’t enough to avoid a fourth straight loss for the Vikings (1-7).
Jason Witten had eight catches for 102 yards and a TD for Dallas.
“A great job by Tony (Romo)” said Witten. “He was as good as I’ve seen him in a long time as far as directing traffic, finding throws and staying poised in his decision making.”