Meanwhile, Mike McCarthy’s first season with Dallas Cowboys is turning out to be a nightmare. In addition to Dak Prescott and Trevon Diggs, the Cowboys have been hit with multiple injuries in the build-up to this weekend’s clash at the US Bank Stadium.
Here’s a detailed look at both teams, along with injury updates and Week 11 Game Day predictions.
The pressure is on Mike Zimmer to add to his team’s win tally against a hurting Dallas Cowboys outfit. Franchise quarterback Kirk Cousins, in particular, will be at the centre of attention, as will rookie wide receiver Justin Jefferson.
In addition to that, the pressure will be on experienced Vikings stars, WR Adam Thielen and RB Dalvin Cook. Cook has been one of the best running backs in the NFL this season.
He has rushed for 950+ yards with 12 rushing touchdowns over the course of the last 9 games. Minnesota Vikings fans will hope that their star player can add to that tally against a misfiring Cowboys defence on Sunday.
The Jerry Jones-owned Dallas Cowboys are currently sitting at the bottom of the NFC East Division table with just 2 wins from 9 games. The Cowboys remain winless since losing star quarterback Dak Prescott to a season-ending injury in Week 5.
Backup quarterback Andy Dalton is set to return from a nasty concussion injury suffered in Week 6. Pressure will be on veteran Cowboy stars, RB Ezekiel Elliott and WR Amari Cooper. Both these big names have underperformed in 2020.
Can they silence their doubters with a strong display against the Vikings at the US Bank Stadium on Sunday?
G Ezra Cleveland – Ankle
TE Irv Smith Jr. – Groin
CB Cameron Dantzler – Concussion
T Tyler Biadasz – Hamstring
DE Randy Gregory – Illness
DE DeMarcus Lawrence – Illness
We’re going to stick with a safe bet and go with coach Zimmer’s Minnesota Vikings for this tie. The NFC North big boys are certainly underperforming this season.
However, many will agree that even they can outplay the crestfallen Dallas Cowboys. Unless, of course, there’s another surprise up Mike McCarthy’s sleeve.