3 reasons the Cowboys can beat the Vikings in Week 11

Cowboys, Dak Prescott. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
Cowboys, Dak Prescott. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) /
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It doesn’t take long to lose some good grace and the Dallas Cowboys are seeing that now as they’re being questioned following a meltdown against the Green Bay Packers in Week 10. The good news — possibly — is they can prove themselves worthy again should they knock off the Minnesota Vikings in Week 11.

Minnesota is one of the best teams in the league right now with a record of 8-1. And they just secured a huge win over the Buffalo Bills. Even so, there’s no reason to think Dallas can’t win this game. In fact, there are actually reasons to believe they can bounce back and we dive into three of those now.

3 reasons the Cowboys can beat the Vikings in Week 11

Josh Allen fumbles the ball on his goal line late in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings. (Photo by Isaiah Vazquez/Getty Images) /

3. The luck has to run out

At 8-1, the Vikings are tied with the Eagles for the best record in the NFL but they’ve had two close calls back-to-back. Minnesota escaped Washington with a 20-17 win in Week 9 and then defeated the Buffalo Bills 33-30 in Week 10. In each of those games, they had to make a comeback in the fourth quarter and against Buffalo, they needed a lot to go their way.

That included Josh Allen fumbling the ball on his own goal line after the Vikings were stopped while trying to take the lead. All the Bills needed to do was sneak forward for enough space to kneel down and run out the clock but that didn’t happen. Instead, the ball came loose, and Minnesota jumped on it for a touchdown and took the lead.

It still wasn’t over at this point as they allowed the Bills to force overtime with a 69-yard drive that took just 39 seconds. After taking the three-point lead, they picked off Allen as he was going for the win.

Not every game is perfect and Minnesota has to be praised for the poise they’ve shown. Having said that, the luck eventually has to run out and that could happen against the Cowboys. Or at least we can hope it will.