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There were few high points for the Cowboys after a surprisingly close game at home against Minnesota. Still, this win will count just as much as the 'Boys' blowout win against the St. Louis Rams several weeks back.
The Cowboys are above .500 and learned another lesson in the valuable art of winning a close game. After late and devastating losses to the Denver Broncos and Detroit earlier this season, the Cowboys have to be happy to be on the positive side of a game-winning drive.
Even after throwing a fourth-quarter interception, Tony Romo came right back and brought his team down the field. Dallas marched 90 yards in nine plays to set up Dwayne Harris' game-winning reception.
The defense was also able to prevent the Vikings from answering Dallas' late score when they took over on offense with less than a minute to play. Minnesota may not be as good a football team as the Lions or Broncos, but the defense was able to hold on to the offense's lead late.
Not ever victory is going to be one for the highlight reel. There are plenty of aspects of its game Dallas needs to perfect still. Even so, the Cowboys avoided adding another late-game loss to their 2013 season and moved to 5-4.
It could have been—and probably should have been—a lot prettier, but Dallas was able to win a game it should have won. The victory will surely come in handy as the postseason creeps closer.
Alex Hall is a Dallas Cowboys Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter @AlexKHall.