and thus due to a ref not making a call like a foul on a cowboys player when he hit a vikes player in the head. the cowboys handed the vikes a little xmas gift though to vikes fans it a lump of coal mostly due to the ref not making the call that would have pushed the game into over time. so the cowboys beat the vikes 17 to 15 with some fans saying the key was a ref not making a call plus the vikings not really playing their normal game. as the cowboys give vikings a gift beating them.