Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings – NFL Week 11, 2020
The Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings will square off against each other on Sunday, November 22, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, as the 2020 NFL season goes on with Week 11.
These two NFC foes will meet for the second straight year, and the Vikings beat the Cowboys 28-24 as 3-point road dogs on November 10, 2019. Both teams still have realistic chances to make it to the postseason, so Sunday’s clash will have some big stakes.
Therefore, I’ve prepared the best Cowboys vs. Vikings betting pick along with the latest team news and odds update.
Cowboys vs. Vikings Odds
The Cowboys are 2-7, but the best team in the NFC East has a 3-5-1 record, so Dallas is pretty much alive in the playoff race. Still, the Boys are listed as massive underdogs in this one.
After a slow start and five losses in their first six outings, the Vikings have won three straight contests to improve to 4-5 on the season.
Dallas Cowboys Form
The Cowboys are coming off a bye, looking to snap a four-game losing streak. Since Dak Prescott’s season-ending injury in Week 5, the Boys have scored a total of 41 points through four games while fielding three different starting quarterbacks.
Garrett Gilbert was under center in a 24-19 defeat to Pittsburgh in Week 9. He tossed for 243 yards, a TD, and an interception, but the Cowboys blew a 10-point second-half lead.
Andy Dalton cleared the concussion protocol and should be ready for Sunday’s game in Minneapolis. According to Dallas head coach Mike McCarthy, Dalton is good to go, but he won’t write Gilbert off.
The Cowboys are scoring just 22.7 points per contest (22nd in the NFL) while conceding 32.2 in return (32nd). Their run defense is the second-worst in the NFL, allowing 157.0 rushing yards per game.
Minnesota Vikings Form
The Vikings are riding a three-game win streak following a 19-13 victory at the Chicago Bears this past Monday. They finally put on a strong defensive performance, limiting the Bears’ offense to just a couple of field goals.
Furthermore, the Vikings racked up 385 total yards and allowed only 149 in return. Kirk Cousins tossed for 292 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception; Dalvin Cook had 30 carries for 96 yards, while rookie Justin Jefferson recorded eight receptions for 135 yards.
Minnesota has struggled defensively for most of the season. The Vikings are surrendering 27.4 points per game (23rd in the NFL) on 115.7 rushing yards (15th) and 267.9 passing yards (27th). They are scoring 26.2 points in a return (15th) on 153.6 rushing yards (5th) and 228.8 (22nd).
Cowboys vs. Vikings Pick
Minnesota Vikings -6.5-180
Both Dallas and Minnesota are in a must-win situation, so I expect to see a great clash. The Cowboys are a bit of a mystery, considering all the injury problems and frequent changes under center, but the Vikings should take advantage of Dallas’ terrible defense and grab a victory.
Dallas’ run defense is one of the worst in the league, so I think the Cowboys will struggle mightily against Dalvin Cook. The Vikings’ superstar has been completely unstoppable over the last few weeks, and I’m looking for more of the same in this one.
Therefore, the Vikings should cover a 6.5-point spread. The Cowboys have a lot on the table and will be fired up to keep it close as much as they can.