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Romo throws for 337 yards, late TD as Cowboys avoid upset with 27-23 win over Vikings

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    Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson (28) celebrates after quarterback Christian Ponder ran the ball in for a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)The Associated Press

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    Dallas Cowboys' George Selvie (99) and Jarius Wynn (92) combine to tackle Minnesota Vikings' Christian Ponder (7) who fumbles the ball in the end zone in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys recovered the ball for a touchdown on the play. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)The Associated Press

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    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder runs into the end zone for a score as Dallas Cowboys' Jason Hatcher, rear, watches in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)The Associated Press

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    Dallas Cowboys' Nick Hayden (96) and Dez Bryant (88) celebrate a touchdown by Hayden in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Hayden recovered a fumble by Minnesota Vikings' Christian Ponder who lost the ball in the end zone. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)The Associated Press

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    Dallas Cowboys' Bruce Carter (54) signals touchdown as Nick Hayden (96) comes up with a fumble by Minnesota Vikings' Christian Ponder (7) in the end zone for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)The Associated Press

Tony Romo threw for 337 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score to Dwayne Harris with 35 seconds left, and the Dallas Cowboys beat the Minnesota Vikings 27-23 Sunday.

Romo's 7-yard pass to Harris answered an 11-yard touchdown by Adrian Peterson that had given Minnesota a 23-20 lead. The East Texas kid raised on the Cowboys had 140 yards rushing in his first game at their $1.2 billion stadium.

The Cowboys (5-4) bounced back from a devastating loss at Detroit by avoiding what probably would have been a more damaging defeat.

Christian Ponder threw for a touchdown and ran for another score against his hometown team, but it wasn't enough to avoid a fourth straight loss for the Vikings (1-7).

Jason Witten had eight catches for 102 yards and a TD for Dallas.

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