Cowboys coach Jason Garrett trusts kicker Brett Maher. He trusts him so much he had him try a 57-yard field goal on the opening possession.
Garrett’s trust is not misplaced.
Maher is 10-of-14 in his career from 50 yards plus, including makes of 63 and 62 yards.
But Maher missed badly with only 2:57 gone in the game, and the Vikings took over at their own 47. Five plays later, Minnesota was in the end zone.
The Vikings lead 7-0 with 9:25 remaining.
Cousins went 3-for-3 for 40 yards on the first possession.