Cowboys vs. Vikings Spread

Will the Dallas Cowboys widen their slim all-time series lead versus the Minnesota Vikings, or will the Midwestern team take a step closer to knotting it up?

When betting on one of these teams that are part of the NFC rivalry, it’s important to have up-to-date information, including details of the Cowboys vs. Vikings spread.

You should also have more in-depth statistics related to the head-to-head pairing that includes two NFC Championship games. This knowledge aims to equip you in making the best bets possible.

Read on to learn more about the Cowboys (DAL) vs. Vikings (MIN) matchup.

Cowboys vs. Vikings: Highlights and Past Stats

Week 11 (2020)

Line: Minnesota -7

Over/Under: 48

Result: Cowboys 31, Vikings 28

Mike Zimmer’s 4-5 Vikings faced Mike McCarthy’s 2-7 Cowboys in NFL Week 11 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Minnesota lost three out of four games at home, and Dallas was 0-4 on the road.

Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys lost four straight games, including one two weeks earlier, 24-19, to the Pittsburgh Steelers. “America’s Team” wanted to avoid dropping five games in a row.

Dallas hadn’t won a game since QB Dak Prescott’s NFL season-ending ankle injury.

The Cowboys were relying more on offense players like RB Ezekiel Elliott and might need some offseason moves to compete better in their competitive division.

In the game against their three-time Super Bowl opponent, the Cowboys squandered a 10-point fourth-quarter lead.

Nonetheless, Dallas covered the spread for the first time this year versus the Steelers.

It was the biggest home underdog spread (14.5) since 1989. That’s when the San Francisco 49ers were 14.5-point favorites at Texas Stadium in one of the Cowboys’ home games.

In his first career role as starting quarterback, Garrett Gilbert passed for 243 yards and had one TD and INT.

QB Andy Dalton was projected to return in Week 11 after suffering a concussion several weeks earlier.

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper racked up 67 yards on five catches in Week 9. In the last Dallas-Vikings matchup, he had 147 passing yards on 11 receptions and one TD reception.

In three of four road games this year, Cooper had 7+ receptions and 80+ yards.

Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings defeated the Chicago Bears 19-13 in a Monday Night Football (MNF) game last week. Minnesota started the season with a 1-5 overall record, then went on a 3-0 roll.

Wide Receiver Adam Thielen completed his sixth two-touchdown game versus the Bears.

Rookie WR Justin Jefferson caught eight passes for 135 yards versus Chicago. Jefferson led all NFL rookies with 762 receiving yards and ranked second with 42 receptions.

Vikings QB Kirk Cousins threw 292 yards, a pair of TDs, and one interception versus the team’s divisional rival.

Running back Dalvin Cook ran for 112 scrimmage yards, including 96 rushing yards. He was striving for his fourth consecutive NFL game with 100+ scrimmage yards.

In the Vikings’ last NFL game versus Dallas, Cook had seven catches, 183 scrimmage yards, and a rushing TD.

Cook led the league with the following stats:

  • Rushing yards (954)
  • Scrimmage yards (1,143)
  • Scrimmage TDs (13)

The Vikings defeated the Cowboys 28-24 in their last matchup in November 2019.

Cowboys vs. Vikings: 2020 Past Betting Trends

Week 11 (2020)

The Vikings were a touchdown favorite versus the Cowboys. This detail may help when you’re deciding whether the Vikings are favored to win over the Cowboys on a matchup you want to bet on.

In Week 11 of last year, Dallas was just 1-8 against the spread (ATS), while Minnesota was 6-3 ATS.

Cowboys vs. Vikings: All-Time Series Facts

As of July 2021, Dallas and Minnesota have played 32 times, which includes seven playoff games. The Cowboys have edged out the Vikings 17 to 15 games.

The teams first played in 1961, with the Cowboys chalking up the win 21-7.

Cowboys vs. Vikings: How to Bet on Games

When betting on NFL odds like those of the Cowboys vs. Vikings, here are some of the different options available:

Prop bets: These proposition bets allow you to bet on a specific game event, although a more common option is on an individual player.

For example, you can bet which team will score first in a Ravens vs. Jaguars matchup. Another example is you can pick which Saints player will score the team’s first TD.

Live Betting: You can make in-play bets after the opening kickoff aired on networks like Fox and during different game stages like the first half or second half.

Over/Under: This bet is popular when betting on pro leagues like the NBA, MLB, and NFL. It’s also referred to as a totals bet. An over/under bet projects the point total of the two teams. Bettors should consider factors like a team’s points per game (PPG).

For example, you can pick the over or under in a Houston Texans vs. New York Jets matchup at 47.

Moneyline: This bet is one of the most basic ones since it’s a straight-up bet that requires bettors to pick the game’s winner or loser. For example, you can pick the Giants or Hawks in a moneyline bet.

Parlays: This option is one of the most popular “accumulator” bets that includes multiple legs. With this betting type, bettors can win bigger payouts, but they must also win each leg.

For example, you can win a parlay bet if you correctly pick the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions, and Green Bay Packers in a 3-leg parlay.

Teasers: You can get more favorable betting lines by moving the point spread of each bet. The main disadvantage of this option is it lowers the betting odds of the NFL picks.

Point Spread: The outcome is based on the number of points by which the football team wins or loses by. A minus sign (-) shows the favored team, while a plus sign (+) shows the underdog.

An example is:

Arizona Cardinals -1 vs. Los Angeles Rams +1

Arizona is a one-point favorite and the Rams are one-point underdogs.