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Cowboys 16, Vikings 10; Sam Hurd has ankle sprain.

Some quick thoughts on the game.

Sam Hurd: Right now they are saying X-Rays "unclear", which means they have to analyze them better tomorrow, as well as perform an MRI. It looks like this may be the dreaded high ankle sprain, but who knows. What is clear is that the Cowboys have some tough decisions to make regarding the receiver position and they will definitely be looking at the names on the cut lists in the next week.

Richard Bartel: Not the greatest performance by a NFL quarterback but not that bad either. He minimized poor decisions and rarely tried to force the throw. I was disappointed with the accuracy on his long throws, especially knowing that his arm strength was one of his pluses. No interceptions though, so all in all a good night.

Running Backs: We have some talented guys in the back field and they are all very young. Tashard Choice is exceptional in pass protection and blitz pickups and has great vision to go along with decisive cuts. And he is our THIRD running back.

Special Teams: Had one shaky kick coverage but overall looked pretty dang good. McBriar was on fire, Nick Folk is money and coverage units played well. Danny Amendola is an okay returner, almost broke one for a touchdown. He definitely has the vision, unfortunately his size and speed play against him.

Defense: For the most part I was impressed with the defense. Not a lot of big plays given up and Tearrius George was a beast. I had my eye on Bobby Carpenter and I have to say I was less than impressed. He just doesn't diagnose the play quick enough and it seems he's playing a bit tentative.

Box Score.