Dallas Cowboys vs Minnesota Vikings best bets, odds for Week 11 matchup

Oct 31, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; The line of scrimmage between the Minnesota Vikings and the Dallas Cowboys at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 31, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; The line of scrimmage between the Minnesota Vikings and the Dallas Cowboys at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports /

123. CBS. 60. 4:25 PM ET. 6-3. Sunday, Nov. 20. 8-1. Cowboys -1.5

The Dallas Cowboys are in major need of a bounce-back win. In order to do so, they will need to prove the doubters wrong and show that they can contend against formidable opponents.

Unlike facing the Lions after the Eagles’ loss to soften the blow, the Cowboys now have to take on an 8-1 Minnesota team that is riding an eight-game winning streak.

To many people’s surprise, Dallas has remained a favorite by the oddsmakers’ standards all week. Do the oddsmakers think Minnesota is due for an unfortunate loss like the Eagles had on Monday? Are they focusing on the fact that the Cowboys have beat Minnesota in their last two games in Minneapolis with two backup quarterbacks?

We aren’t sure. But what we do know is that this Sunday will be a massive “prove yourself” game for the Cowboys. If America’s Team blows a 14-point lead and then can’t compete with a top playoff contender the following week, the haters will start to get loud. This game is a good temperature check for whether Dallas can compete and make a run in the playoffs.

Let’s take a look at the best bet options, the injury report, and the future schedule for Dallas before Sunday’s highly-anticipated matchup.

Best Dallas Cowboys bets for Week 11 vs. the Vikings

**All numbers are from BetMGM. Please check BetMGM as numbers can change until game time**

1. Minnesota Vikings +1.5 (-110)

No matter how much you believe in Dallas, the Cowboys being favored in this road matchup with an 8-1 team coming off their most stirring win of the year feels like a bizarre trap. Betting on Minnesota is probably a fair emotional hedge, especially considering how much this Vikings team likes fourth-quarter comebacks… (we know, we know, we’re trying to erase it).

2. Dallas Cowboys First Half -0.5 (+105) 

That said, the Vikings have been a fourth-quarter team for weeks. They’re coming off an extreme high in Buffalo, and might not be ready for the Trap Game. Dallas’ defense brings the hammer in the first half. You don’t even have to believe in the Cowboys running up the score here. They just have to have the lead at the half, and you’re getting plus odds. A helpful way to play both sides of the coin.

3. Justin Jefferson Under 94.5 Receiving Yards (-115)

An absurdly high total buoyed by Jefferson having a career game in Week 10. The Cowboys’ secondary shut down the Vikings’ primary pass catcher last time the two sides played, and Sunday should be a run-heavy Minnesota game plan, too. Try the under. Have faith in Dallas’ DBs.

Cowboys Week 11 injury report

As of Saturday, here is the injury report:

  • Anthony Barr, Hamstring, Questionable
  • Anthony Brown, Concussion, Questionable
  • Ezekiel Elliott, Knee, Questionable
  • Michael Gallup, Knee, No Game Designation
  • DeMarcus Lawrence, Foot, Questionable
  • Quinton Bohanna, Illness, Questionable
  • Bryan Anger, Illness, Questionable
  • Tyler Smith, Knee, No Game Designation

**No Game Designation means the player is on the injury report but is not listed as “questionable” or “out” and was a full participant in practices.**

Week 11 Cowboys vs Vikings Latest Odds, Spread, Over/Under

As of Saturday, the Cowboys are 1.5-point favorites. The total for the game is 47.5. Dallas’s moneyline odds are -124, while Green Bay is the underdog at +106.

Cowboys’ next game and remaining 2022 season schedule

The Cowboys’ next game will be in Week 12 on Thursday, November 24 at home on Thanksgiving against the New York Giants. Here’s a look at the rest of the 2022 schedule:

  • Week 12: vs New York Giants
  • Week 13: vs Indianapolis Colts
  • Week 14: vs Houston Texans
  • Week 15: @ Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Week 16: vs Philadelphia Eagles
  • Week 17: @ Tennessee Titans
  • Week 18: @ Washington Commanders

**Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.**