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Christian Ponder will start at QB for Vikings against Cowboys on Sunday

Christian Ponder will start at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.Vikings coach Leslie Frazier made the announcement on Friday. Frazier has tabbed Ponder over Josh Freeman in a somewhat surprising decision.After spending three games on the sideline, Ponder returned to the starting lineup last weekend against the Green Bay Packers while Freeman sat out with a concussion. But he did little to inspire confidence that he was capable of being the long-term answer at the position. He threw for 145 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions in a 44-31 loss to the Packers.Most thought Frazier would go back to Freeman against the Cowboys. But Frazier says Ponder gives the team the best chance to win....

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