The Dallas Cowboys are visiting the Minnesota Vikings in Week 11 of the 2022 NFL Season. The Cowboys are coming off a shocking loss to the Packers in overtime, while the Vikings are coming off a shocking win against the Bills. This should be one one of the best matchups of the weekend. Let’s take a look at the odds and make some pick and predictions for this game!
Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings Betting Odds
The Dallas Cowboys are a 1.5-point road favorite against the Minnesota Vikings and are at -120 on the money line. The over/under is also at 47.5. This is going to be a very close game, and Dallas is the slight favorite because oddsmakers think that the Vikings are going to be on a come down after what happened against the Bills. If the Cowboys didn’t lose to the Packers, then the spread here would probably be bigger too. The over/under makes sense, but might be a little high because both of these teams have great defenses too. This spread could also move a bit because it’s such a close spread right now too.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings Prediction
The Pick: Cowboys -1.5
The NFL is a crazy league because teams can be so up and then so down just one week later. The Cowboys were just shocked in Green Bay against the Packers after blowing a late 14-point, so there’s no way they can matchup against the Vikings right? This is actually a perfect spot for the Cowboys to get right and rebound. The defense can definitely be better and should be after getting gashed for 207 last game. Dak Prescott also was not great and turned the ball over twice with two interceptions. The running game for Dallas seems like it’s the best thing going for the offense right now and either Tony Pollard or Ezekiel Elliott could hit over 100 rushing yards on any given Sunday, but Dak needs to be better.
The defense is still one of the best in the league and gives up 18 points and 350 total yards a game. The Vikings have been the cardiac team of the year this year. The pattern they follow seems to be, score a few early and then hang around until the end of the game, and take control late. The offense is loaded with weapons and has the best wide receiver in the NFL in Jordan Jefferson. The offense averages 25 points and 372 total yards a game on the year. This will be a close game, but the difference is the Cowboys defense rebounding in a key spot, so take Dallas and the spread.
- Cowboys are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game.
- Vikings are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win.
Dallas Cowboys Injuries: RB Ezekiel Elliott (Knee) Q, LB Anthony Barr (Hamstring) Q
Minnesota Vikings Injuries: OLB Za’Darius Smith (Knee) Q, TE Irv Smith Jr. (Ankle) O
Check out the key matchups and mismatches for Dallas Cowboys vs Minnesota Vikings below.
Dak Prescott vs the Vikings Secondary
Dak Prescott has been okay this year. He has 856 passing yards, six passing touchdowns, four interceptions, and he has a 64% completion percentage on the year. Dak needs to be better than he has been, especially against a team as good as the Vikings. Minnesota is not that good against the pass and gives up 282 passing yards a game, so Prescott could have a bounce back game here. Dallas can run the ball against anyone, but to take that next step Dak needs to take advantage in this matchup.
Dalvin Cook vs the Cowboys Front Seven
Dalvin Cook is the focal point of this Vikings offense. He has 145 carries, 727 rushing yards, and six rushing touchdowns on the year. His best game was last week when he ran for 119 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries. The Cowboys were just gashed against the Packers on the ground and are now giving up 143 rushing yards a game, which is a good matchup for Cook. If Cook can get going at all against the Cowboys, then the Vikings are going to be in a great spot in this game.