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Cowboys' defense a work in progress

Time running out with regulars not expected to play in final preseason game

Updated: August 28, 2011, 8:52 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- To put things in perspective, this was Adrian Peterson, one of the best running backs and best players in the NFL.

So when Peterson rushes for 81 yards on 14 carries against the Dallas Cowboys, it's not reason to pull your hair out.

However, the Cowboys did allow 442 yards of total offense in Saturday night's 23-17 victory over the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome.

The Vikings' first-team offense got into Cowboys territory the first three times it touched ...

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