Sunday Night Football features Minnesota visiting Dallas. The Vikings are a loss behind the Packers in the NFC North while the Cowboys are a half game clear of Philadelphia in the NFC East. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m. ET on Nov. 10, 2019.
Spread: Cowboys –3 (-110), Vikings +3 (-110)
Moneyline: Cowboys (-165), Vikings (+145)
Total: OVER 48 (-110), UNDER 48 (-110)
Vikings’ Season to Date
Minnesota (6-3) is playing back-to-back road games after falling to the Chiefs 26-23 in Kansas City last week. That snapped a four-game winning streak and leaves the Vikings with a 2-3 road record. Stud receiver Adam Thielen won’t play here and that is a significant blow to the Minnesota offense.
Vikings’ Betting Record: ATS 5-4-0 OVER/UNDER 4-5-0
Vikings’ Leaders on Offense
QB Kirk Cousins: 2,217 pass yards with 16 TD and 3 INT
RB Dalvin Cook: 1,232 total yards with 9 TD
WR Stefon Diggs: 710 receiving yards with 4 TD
TE Kyle Rudolph: 170 receiving yards with 2 TD
Cowboys’ Season to Date
Dallas opened with three wins against teams that currently have a 4-22 record. That was followed by losses to the Saints and Packers, plus a head-scratching loss to the Jets. The Cowboys went into their bye with 37-10 home win over the Eagles and returned with a 37-18 road win against the Giants.
Cowboys’ Betting Record: ATS 5-3-0 OVER/UNDER 3-5-0
Cowboys’ Leaders on Offense
QB Dak Prescott: 2,380 pass yards with 15 TD and 8 INT
RB Ezekiel Elliott: 917 total yards with 6 TD
*WR Amari Cooper: 701 receiving yards with 6 TD
TE Jason Witten: 321 receiving yards with 2 TD
* Amari Cooper is dealing with a knee injury but is expected to play.
Cowboys vs. Vikings Recent History – First Meeting Since 2016
This is another NFL Week 10 contest where recent history is distant, as the last meeting was in 2016. Dallas won 17-15 on the road then. In games against same teams this season, both teams defeated the Redskins, Eagles and Giants but lost to the Packers. Dallas had a slightly larger margin of victory in its wins.
Vikings vs. Cowboys Final Thoughts and Pick
Kirk Cousins’s record in night games is a trend worth noting here. While he hasn’t always had a solid team around him, Cousins is just 5-13 in prime-time contests. The Vikings won their first night game this season, but Cousins didn’t toss a TD during a Thursday Night Football 19-9 home win over Washington.
Dallas is playing in a third straight prime-time match and its fourth so far this season. The Cowboys lost 12-10 to New Orleans during the Week 4 SNF game and then lit up the Giants and Eagles in contests separated by their bye week.
Prescott targeting the Vikings’ suspect secondary is key to a Dallas win.
Pick: Cowboys -3
Season Record: 0-1