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Sun, Jan 17, 2010 - 1:00 PM ET
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Favre, Vikings hold on for 24-21 win over Cowboys

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP)

Percy Harvin's 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown gave Minnesota a spark to start the second half, and the Vikings overcame another uneven game by Brett Favre in a 24-21 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

Playing with a bad elbow and the specter of a scandal hovering over him, Favre - who is to meet with NFL security Tuesday about the alleged racy messages he sent to a former New York Jets employee - took a bunch of big hits and finished 14 for 19 for 118 yards, one TD and one turnover.

Randy Moss's first home game since joining the Vikings in a trade turned into an afterthought, but the defense and special teams did plenty to make up for Favre's unpolished play.

The Vikings (2-3) won this matchup of preseason NFC favorites, though even in defeat the Cowboys (1-4) are not out of contention in the mediocre conference.

Tagged: Vikings, Brett Favre

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