Mark Warburton's Glasgow Rangers side picked up their first league win of the campaign.
Rangers' Kenny Miller
Although the Gers' record in the Scottish League Cup has been flawless, they began their return to the top flight with a 1-1 draw with Hamilton at Ibrox.
And while Miller himself admits that it was not pretty at times at Dens Park, he insisted that the 2-1 victory over Paul Hartley's men - during which, the 36-year-old's goal turned out to be the winner - was an absolute must.
"For me, all week I was thinking 'we need to win, we need to win'. We've done it," he told the Evening Times.
"We're not too happy with the way we went about the job in the second half but we're delighted with the three points.
Rangers manager Mark Warburton
"We all appreciated the fact we were disappointed in the result against Hamilton and to start the league without winning in two would have been a disaster for me."
The campaign is still very much in its infancy, which makes it somewhat difficult to believe that a point, or even a defeat, against Dundee would have been disastrous.
Though a loss would have given their Old Firm rivals the chance to create a five-point gap had they played, there would still have been plenty of time to move through the gears and find the form they showed in the Scottish Championship last term.
Perhaps with tricky games against Motherwell and Celtic ahead in their next three fixtures, Miller was aware that getting a win on the board early on would boost their confidence going into this next run of games.