Cowboys vs Vikings Week 11: history, key players, projection

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The NFL season rolls on into Week 11 and gives us the fourth consecutive, and final, matchup of the Dallas Cowboys taking on an NFC North opponent. The Cowboys hit the road to Minneapolis to take on the Minnesota Vikings at 3:25 CT on CBS this Sunday.

After surrendering a 14-point fourth-quarter lead to the Packers last week, the ‘Boys are desperately needing to stay the course and get back in the win column. Their playoff hopes didn’t take much of a hit as the Eagles lost and the Cowboys are still given a 93% chance to make the playoffs, but they don’t want to hit a midseason lull.

The Vikings sit at 8-1 and are serious contenders after earning their proper respect last week. The Vikings went on the road to the Buffalo Bills and took down a popular pick as Super Bowl contenders in one of the wildest games in recent memory.

With two likely playoff teams squaring off, this game is getting primetime coverage on CBS and will have Jim Nantz and Tony Romo on the call. This will feel like a playoff matchup, and it wouldn’t be the craziest thing if it is the first act in a two-act play between the Cowboys and Vikings this season.

Cowboys vs Vikings: History, key matchups, and prediction

Marion Barber, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Cowboys vs Vikings: Matchup History

All-time Record: 18-15 in favor of the Dallas Cowboys (4-3 postseason record in favor of the Cowboys)

Most recent result: Dallas Cowboys 20, Minnesota Vikings 16 on October 31, 2021

No one can forget the most recent matchup in the history of these two teams. Last year on Halloween the nation saw the legend of Cooper Rush born right in front of our eyes on Sunday Night Football.

Rush led the Cowboys on a game-winning drive in the final two minutes and threw a touchdown pass to win the first game of his perfect 5-0 start. Rush had moxie and surprised everyone, even Cowboys fans, with his ability to pull out the shocking win.

The two have only played 11 times since the turn of the century. Since 2000, the matchup is split 6-5 in favor of the Vikings, although the Cowboys have snagged four of the last five meetings.