The Dallas Cowboys are on a four-game losing skid, while the Minnesota Vikings are moving toward the opposite direction, with a three-game winning streak going for them. Will the Cowboys snap out of their slump? Or will the Vikings continue rolling? Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Dallas Cowboys vs Minnesota Vikings Regular Season Week 11 Game on November 22, 2020
Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
When: Sunday, November 22, 2020, 4:25 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Dallas Cowboys (+7)
Regular Season Record: 2-7
Andy Dalton is expected to play this week against the Vikings. That’s perhaps the most important piece of detail from Dallas, heading into a date with the Vikings. Dalton is still regarded as the Cowboys’ best option under center outside of the injured Dak Prescott. The Cowboys were on a bye in Week 10, giving them extra time to find a fix to everything that’s been going wrong for them, though they nearly shocked the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 9’s 24-19 loss in Arlington, with just Garrett Gilbert quarterbacking for Dallas. With Dalton back, the Cowboys’ offense will have a higher ceiling, especially in the passing attack, of course. The duo of CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper. Dalton can capitalize on the Vikings’ mediocre pass rush that is only 21st in the NFL in defensive sack percentage (5.2) and one that has just generated 18 sacks. The Vikings are without their top two pass rushers in Danielle Hunter and Anthony Barr both out, Dalton should have enough time to locate his receivers.
The under is 4-1 in the last five games of the Cowboys, who are averaging 22.7 points on the season.
Betting on the Minnesota Vikings (-7)
Regular Season Record: 3-5
The Vikings are on a roll. They have stitched together three straight wins after a poor 1-5 start. In their last game, the Vikings edged NFC North division mate Chicago Bears last Monday at Soldier Field, 19-13. Dalvin Cook is the biggest reason for this Vikings’ resurgence. The running back has been playing out of his mind of late, as he has collected 465 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns along with a receiving score over the Vikings’ last three games. Cook is expected to trample all over the Cowboys’ defense this week, considering that Dallas is atrocious against the run. The Cowboys are 31st in the NFL with 157.0 rushing yards allowed per game and 30th with 5.0 rushing yards surrendered per contest. Dallas can’t just gang up on Cook because the Vikings’ passing attack can go off as well. Minnesota’s rise comes right along with the quick acceleration of rookie wideout Justin Jefferson as a true threat downfield. Jefferson just had 135 receiving yards on eight receptions and 10 targets against Chicago’s stout defense.
The over is 5-0 in the last five games of the Vikings, who are averaging 26.2 points per game.
The Vikings win, 31-26.
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