Favre, Vikings hold on for 24-21 win over Cowboys

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.