The Dallas Cowboys season ended with a thump today with the Minnesota Vikings 34-3 blowout in the very loud Dome.
The Vikings defense overpowered the Cowboys and pressured Tony Romo all day. Romo had three turnovers in the game. After the first period the Cowboys never seemed to move the ball well. Either the offense would crash in Vikings territory or there would be a turnover.
Brett Favre and Sidney Rice connected for three touchdowns. The Cowboys defense was able to contain Adrian Peterson, but the passing game and turnovers were too much to overcome.
The Vikes ratcheted up the point in the fourth quarter, long after when the Cowboys appeared to have given up on trying a comeback.
The NFC Championship game will be in New Orleans, who pummeled the Arizona Cardinals in similar fashion.
The Saints vs the Vikings should be a good game with a lot of offense.
Now the attention turns to the Cowboys offseason. Some may be wondering if head coach Wade Phillips will remain in Dallas. I think the recent events, the first playoff victory since 1996, pretty much assure Phillips will be the Cowboys coach for at least one more year.
It just so happens that the Super Bowl is played in Cowboys Stadium for 2011. Could it be destiny?