Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has had some second-half struggles against Minnesota.
First, late in the third quarter, Bryant was flagged for offensive pass interference on a third-down play at the Minnesota 34. Then, he removed his helmet when disputing the call on the field, drawing a 15-yard penalty. The Vikings declined the interference call but accepted the unsportsmanlike conduct foul, another 15-yarder. The penalty moved Dallas back to the Minnesota 49, and the Cowboys punted.
Then, on the next series, Bryant dropped a potential first-down completion around the Minnesota 30-yard-line. Bryant’s drop came two plays after Jason Witten was flagged for offensive pass interference, so Bryant wasn’t the only key Dallas player to make a key mistake on the drive, which ended in yet another punt.
Overall, Bryant has five catches for 30 yards.
The Cowboys lead 20-17 in the fourth quarter.