When the schedule is announced next month, Keith Brooking likely will be quick to find when his Cowboys play the Vikings. The Vikings drew Brooking's ire in the divisional playoff game when they tacked on a late touchdown -- on fourth down with less than 2 minutes to play -- while holding a 27-3 lead. He called the Vikings "classless" after the Cowboys' 34-3 loss.
Wade Phillips was asked if his inside linebacker was over it.
"I don't think he'll ever get over that, knowing him," Phillips said. "We play them again this year. I think they can expect he's going to play his best every game. I mean, you still remember those things."
Phillips was asked if he, too, will remember it next season when the teams play.
"You learn from your disappointments, but you forward," Phillips said. "Hopefully, there will be more good things than bad things. I think I've been 11 or 12 years and only had one losing season. It's a lot better that way."
The bottom line: Even if the Cowboys downplay it when the game rolls around, they all remember what happened in Minnesota. They will want to beat the Vikings as much as anyone on their schedule this season. It won't make up for losing in the divisional round, but it still would be a measure of revenge.
-- Charean Williams