Dallas Cowboys vs Minnesota Vikings News & Picks
Dallas Cowboys vs Minnesota Vikings Odds
|Dallas Cowboys||-3 -105||55 -110o||-150|
|Minnesota Vikings||+3 -115||55 -110u||+130|
**Odds as of 10/26/2021**
The Dallas Cowboys will face off against the host Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium for a Week 8 NFC showdown.
Both teams are coming out of a bye week. Dallas took care of the New England Patriots in overtime 35-29, while the Vikings downed the Carolina Panthers 34-28 in overtime in Week 6. Early NFL odds have the Cowboys as the -3 road favorite, while the point total is set at 55
The Cowboys have won five in a row. America’s Team sits at 5-1 and has shown tremendous improvement from 2020. Following the loss to Tampa Bay in Week 1, Dallas’ offense has been unstoppable, but the defense needs work.
The Cowboys’ offense has so many strengths. The offensive line gave up no sacks in Week 6 while Dad Prescott threw for 445 yards and three touchdowns. Ezekiel Elliott is proving he is a complete back, racking up 419 yards over his last four games, including five touchdowns.
The Cowboys’ defense has performed above expectations but were exposed against the run against the Patriots. Dallas allowed 5.6 yards per carry to the Patriot and will have a tough matchup against Dalvin Cook.
The Vikings moved to .500, coming into the Halloween matchup against the Cowboys. Minnesota has won three of its last four games and is looking to build off its recent surge.
Quarterback Kirk Cousins is playing mistake-free football, cashing in three touchdowns in Week 6 and no turnovers. Cook is starting to cook as well, gathering 140 yards on the ground against the Panthers.
The Vikings’ defense has been the key in keeping the boys in purple in the game. They’ve held their opponents to 22.8 points per game and will need a huge performance against the Cowboys’ lethal and balanced attack.
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