Cowboys vs. Vikings Week 8: History, player to watch, gut prediction

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Dallas Cowboys vs Minnesota Vikings Weather Outlook

Location: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN

Stadium Type: Dome, turf

Predicted Forecast: High of 46, low of 32, partly sunny and cooler, winds of 12-13mph with gusts up to 17-18mph

C’mon, you know I can’t let us talk about two outdoor games in a row, that’d just be crazy. Back indoors we go for what should be a perfectly climate-controlled evening inside U.S. Bank Stadium. That said, the chilly air in Minnesota is my perfect day for football. I hope any of you tailgating grab some chili, warm up some cider, and put your warmest hoodie on under your Cowboys jersey for me.

The Cowboys will take the field for their sixth straight game on artificial turf, their lone grass game being the season opener at Tampa Bay. The overall 5-1 record can be said for their turf/grass split as well. Are we onto something here with this team? Home field advantage would mean turf, I’m just saying. Okay, I won’t get too far ahead of myself.

The Vikings fans will have this place rocking on Sunday night. An enclosed stadium, primetime game, trying to knock off the Cowboys… yeah, it’s going to be loud. This will likely be the largest test the Cowboys have seen to this point in regards to an opponent having home-field advantage.

Even with the noise, I will still take the Cowboys indoors with no weather limitations on their offensive playbook. Open it up and give the country what they want to see on Sunday Night Football, Kellen, I believe in you. But really, the Cowboys should have a good chance to quiet things down if they can score early and continue utilizing their ability to run the ball.