Never in the history of the NFL has a team scored on a pass in that situation. So the Childress children decided to rub Dallas' nose in the dirt and emphasize a Vikings Victory.
So obviously - historically proven - the Vikes wanted to run up the score.
All those who claim that it is part of being a 'Professional' football player are mistaken. Would you also agree that the Patriots were just getting an advantage by operating outside of the spirit of the rules when they filmed signals?
Did Mark McGuire do anything wrong when he took steroids before they were put on the MLB banned substance list?
Now as yourself this, would you be cheering the Cowboys if they were up by 20 and ran up the score late in the game against a non divisional rival?
It was a petty move, and was lacking in the spirit of the game, just like the Patriots actions, and just like McGuire's actions.
There are no voters to impress Brett. Hand the ball off and walk off with your victory. Running up the score against this version of the Cowboys won't help you erase the memories of the whupping they put on you in the nineties.