The Dallas Cowboys visit the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET. Here’s our Cowboys Vikings Bet Tips.All odds and lines from PointsBet, current as of Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Dallas Cowboys (2-7) at Minnesota Vikings (4-5)
Cowboys Vikings Bet Tips
Cowboys Vikings Odds and Betting Lines
Against The Spread: Vikings -7 (-110)/ Cowboys +7 (-110)
Moneyline: Vikings (-341)/Cowboys (+260)
Total: 48.5 — Over 48.5 (-110)/Under 48.5 (-110)
Implied Team Totals: Vikings 27.5, Cowboys 20.5
The Cowboys have dropped four straight games since losing Dak Prescott for the year with his ankle injury. They will attempt to get back into the win column facing a Vikings club that has turned around its season, ripping off three straight wins following their 1-5 start.
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Cowboys Vikings Injury Report
CB Trevon Diggs (foot), Out
LB Joe Thomas (wrist), Questionable
DL Tyrone Crawford (illness), Out
CB Chidobe Awuzie (hamstring), Questionable
QB Andy Dalton (illness), Questionable
RB Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring), Questionable
TE Irv Smith Jr. (groin), Questionable
LB Eric Kendricks (upper body), Questionable
CB Cameron Dantzler (concussion), Questionable
Cowboys Vikings Players to Watch
Vikings WR Justin Jefferson has been one of the best, if not the best, rookie wide receivers from this year’s class. Although he’s had a handful of sub-par outings, he’s also flashed … big.
Jefferson has logged four games with 100+ receiving yards, two of which went over 150 yards. However, when he doesn’t pop, the rookie wideout has only managed fewer than 64 receiving yards in the other five games he’s played in.
Jefferson has already had two consecutive games this season going over the century mark. He will have a terrific opportunity to do it again in a favorable matchup with the Cowboys.
The Cowboys are yielding the 16th most receiving yards (1576) in the NFL with a league-high 16 touchdowns.
Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has been a shell of himself in 2020. He’s regressing in rushing yards per game since his rookie season, and it doesn’t help that he has lagged over 1500 touches in his career. That is a large number for anyone, nevermind a contact rusher.
However, as bad as it has been for Elliott this season, he remains on track to log his fourthmcareer season with 1,000+ yards rushing. Though Elliott is currently only averaging 63.6 yards per game, the lowest total of his career, by far.
In two career outings against the Vikings, Elliott has rushed for 133 yards and a touchdown on 40 carries, while adding another 35 yards receiving on six receptions.
The Vikings are 16th in rushing yards allowed this season (871) while surrendering the third-fewest touchdowns (5) on the ground to enemy backs.
Cowboys Vikings Weather Report
U.S. Bank Stadium is a dome.
Cowboys Vikings Bet Tips
BEST BET: Vikings -7 (-110)
Although Andy Dalton is expected to make his return and start for the Cowboys, the Vikings should dominate this game, at least enough to cover the spread.
The Cowboys are 1-8 against the spread in 2020 in nine games played. They did, however, cover for the first time in their last game against the Steelers.
The Vikings are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games and 6-3 overall in nine games this season.
Minnesota is 5-1 ATS in their last six games against the Cowboys dating back to 2007. The Vikings have covered in five straight.
The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings between Minnesota and Dallas. In this case, the Vikings are home.
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CONSIDER: Over 48.5 (-110)
Both the Cowboys and Vikings’ defenses are ranked in the top 12 in most points allowed.
Dallas is averaging 11-most points per game (22.7) in the NFL while allowing the most PPG (32.2).
Minnesota is averaging the 15th most PPG (26.2) while surrendering the 10th-most PPG (27.4).
With Andy Dalton back under center for Dallas, their offense should be able to move the football and score points. We know what the Vikings can do, especially when Dalvin Cooks.
The Over is 4-1 in the Cowboys’ last five games and 5-2 in Minnesota’s last seven.
CONSIDER: Vikings (-341)
I am punting the Minnesota moneyline. They are heavy favorites and this could be a trap game for a team that is riding a three-game winning streak.
While I do love the Vikings to ultimately win and cover, I would not go crazy wagering a king’s ransom at (-341) odds and end up losing because the Cowboys finally decide to show up.
After all, just a few weeks ago, the Vikings were one of the worst teams in football. The spread is the way to go here. Less risk.
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