Vikings player: Keith Brooking 'a little baby'


IRVING -- The Cowboys didn't like how the Vikings ran up the score at the end of the NFC Divisional playoff game last season.

Leading 27-3 late in the fourth quarter, the Vikings threw three passes toward the Cowboys' end zone. The final one ended in an 11-yard touchdown pass to tight end Visanthe Shiancoe on fourth-and-3 with 1:55 remaining.

According to the Elias Stats Bureau, it was only the second TD pass in NFL postseason history by a team with a lead of at least 20 points and less than 2 minutes to play.

Keith Brooking called the play classless and said when the teams meet again, somebody was going to pay. Coach Wade Phillips even noted he didn't like how things were conducted.

Vikings nose tackle Pat Williams offered this opinion.

"We don't care what Brooking says ... If he wants to cry like a little baby, he'll cry like a little baby," Williams said to Judd Zulgad, who covers the Vikings for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Brooking wasn't available for comment Thursday. When he spoke to reporters Monday, he wasn't asked about playing the Vikings again.