's 31-yard touchdown sealed a 23-17 win for the Cowboys in Minnesota last night. The Vikings fall to 1-2 on the year while the Cowboys move to 3-0.

The game-winner was one of two touchdowns for Smith, the other a 2-yard jaunt that gave the Cowboys a 16-10 lead in the 4th quarter. Smith rushed for 150 yards on 20 attempts on the day.

Dallas opened the scoring with six minutes remaining in the first quarter. recovered a fumble by Vikings Warren Moon on the Minnesota 14-yard line. The next play was a 19-yard pass from quarterback to . Irvin recorded eight receptions for 107 yards, his second 100+ yard effort of the year. Chris Boniol's PAT was no good, leaving the Cowboys with a 6-0 lead.

The Vikings got on the board with the following drive, going 43 yards on eight plays, ending in a 42-yard field goal by Fuad Reveiz. Smith fumbled on the first play following the kickoff, giving Minnesota the ball back on the Dallas 26-yard line. Minnesota took the 10-6 lead six plays later when Moon completed a 3-yard pass to receiver Jake Reed for the touchdown.

Dallas cut the Minnesota lead to one with seven minutes to go in the half on a 39-yard field goal by Boniol. The Vikings tried to answer on the next drive, but Reveiz's 48-yard field goal was no good. Aikman led the Cowboys down to the Minnesota 6-yard line before the half, but could not find the end zone to take the lead.

The score remained 10-9 Minnesota until the 4th quarter when the Cowboys retook the lead on Smith's first touchdown of the game. found the end zone on the two-point conversion, giving Dallas a 17-10 lead with just under 10 minutes remaining.

A Dallas three-and-out with three minutes remaining resulted in a 33-yard punt by John Jett and gave Minnesota the ball near midfield. Eight plays later, the Vikings tied the game at 17 on an 8-yard touchdown to wide receiver Cris Carter.

The Cowboys received the ball first in overtime.

The drive began at the Dallas 27-yard line. Aikman completed a 22-yard pass to Irvin to give the Cowboys a first down at the Dallas 49-yard line. On 3rd-and-6, Cory Fleming caught a 16-yard pass from Aikman, giving Dallas a first down at the Minnesota 31, setting up Smith's game-winning 31-yard touchdown.

Aikman was 24-38 for 246 yards and one touchdown while Moon went 22-38 for 185 yards and two touchdowns.

Next week the Cowboys return home again and will take on the divisional foe , who are 1-2 after defeating the yesterday afternoon in Michigan.