The Minnesota Vikings (6-3) head to Texas this weekend for a primetime NFC showdown on Sunday Night Football against the Dallas Cowboys (5-3). Kickoff is set for 8:20 PM EST on November 10th at AT&T Stadium and the game will be nationally televised on NBC.
Oddsmakers opened this game up with the Cowboys listed as 3-point home favorites. The spread hasn’t moved at all after early betting, as Dallas is currently available at -3. The total for this matchup is 48.5 points. Click here for a full look at the Week 10 NFL odds and for more links to our individual game previews.
Cowboys vs Vikings Game Odds & Betting Preview
The Vikings saw their four game winning streak come to an end last weekend, losing 26-23 on the road against Kansas City to drop to 6-3 on the season overall. Minnesota trailed 20-16 heading into the fourth quarter and couldn’t find a way to pull off the comeback, ending up a field goal short as time expired. QB Kirk Cousins went 19/38 for 220 passing yards and three touchdowns through the air while RB Dalvin Cook was held to just 71 rushing yards on a team-high 21 carries on the ground. Laquon Treadwell led the way for the receiving corps, making three catches for 58 yards. As a whole, the Vikings generated just over 300 total yards of offense and scored three touchdowns in the loss.
Minnesota was fairly average defensively against the Chiefs, holding the offense to just two touchdowns despite surrendering over 400 total yards. The Vikings did struggle to contain Kansas City RB Damien Williams on the ground, as he racked up 125 rushing yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.
The Cowboys won their second consecutive game in Week 9, crushing the New York Giants 37-18 on Monday Night Football to improve to 5-3 on the season overall. Dallas put up 21 points in the fourth quarter en route to a second straight divisional win. QB Dak Prescott was solid, going 22/35 for 257 passing yards and three touchdowns through the air. RB Ezekiel Elliott also chipped in, rushing for 139 yards on the ground. Amari Cooper led the way for the receiving corps, hauling in four catches for 80 yards and a touchdown. Overall, the Cowboys gained just under 450 total yards of offense and scored three touchdowns in the victory.
Dallas also had a pretty strong outing on the other side of the ball in Week 9, giving up just over 300 total yards of offense and only a single touchdown. The Cowboys really did a great job shutting down New York on the ground, as Giants RB Saquon Barkely only averaged 2.0 yards per carry on a team-high 14 rushing attempts.
Free NFL Betting Predictions and Pick: Cowboys -3
Dallas appears to have completely turned things around after suffering three consecutive losses after a red hot 3-0 start, winning two straight games to remain in first place in the NFC East. While there doesn’t really appear to be a ton of value against the spread in this particular spot, the total of 48.5 points looks pretty accurate as well. I certainly wouldn’t go out of my way to make a bet with either side in what should be a hard-fought, close game. However, it’s hard not to like how well Dallas has been playing as of late, especially on offense where they have racked up 74 total points in just two games. Minnesota has also cooled down a bit over their past couple of outings, getting held to an average of just over 20 points per game since Week 8.
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The Cowboys defense also appears to have righted the ship, holding their opponents to only 28 total points combined over a two-week stretch. Dallas has also really performed well against the spread at home so far this year, covering the number in three out of their last four games at AT&T Stadium. On the other side, the Vikings are only 2-3 against the spread through their first five road games. While some might point out that Minnesota has dominated this particular matchup in recent years with a very impressive 9-1 record against the spread, the Vikings offense will be missing star receiver Adam Thielen on Sunday evening. Since Thielen hasn’t been able to get over an injured hamstring, his absence will allow Dallas to key on Stefon Diggs and Dalvin Cook. I’m going to lay the three points and roll with the slight home favorite in this NFC battle – give me the Cowboys to cover!