Our Staff Prediction for Cowboys at Vikings
The VikingsTerritory collective staff prediction for the Minnesota Vikings date with the Dallas Cowboys is ready.
The Vikings can hit a 9-1 record this weekend for the first time since 2009. The franchise has started with a 9-1 record five times — in 1969, 1970, 1973, 1998, and 2009. Minnesota is 15-18 (.454) all-time versus Dallas.
The Cowboys are 6-3 through 10 weeks, trying to keep pace with the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants in the NFC East. The Vikings, at 8-1, can now sharpen focus on homefield advantage in the postseason.
The writers at VikingsTerritory predict the Vikings will win their ninth game of 2022.
Most of our contributors picked Minnesota over Dallas, evidently confident the team won’t enter Week 11 with a Week 10 hangover. The win over the Bills was intoxicating, to be sure.
Here’s how the panel sees the score for Week 11:
Dustin Baker: Vikings Win, 27-20
Sean Borman: Cowboys Win, 28-27
Dominique Clare: Vikings Win, 34-31
Janik Eckardt: Vikings Win, 30-24
Josh Frey: Vikings Win, 27-24
Will Goodwin: Vikings Win, 26-24
Kyle Joudry: Cowboys Win, 27-24
Mitch Massman: Vikings Win, 24-23
Adam New: Vikings Win, 35-21
Ted Schwerzler: Vikings Win, 24-21
Ali Siddiqui: Vikings Win, 33-27
Cole Smith: Vikings Win, 28-17
Mathematically en masse, we predict the Vikings top the Cowboys by a score of 28-24.
Here are the season standings for our writers’ predictions:
Adam New: 9-0
Dustin Baker: 8-1
Dominique Clare: 8-1
Will Goodwin: 8-1
Mitch Massman: 8-1
Sean Borman: 7-2
Janik Eckardt: 7-2
Josh Frey: 7-2
Ted Schwerzler: 7-2
Ali Siddiqui: 7-2
Cole Smith: 7-2
Kyle Joudry: 5-4
Last week, Clare and New most accurately picked the outcome. Both chose the Vikings to win by four. The Vikings won by three.
The Vikings are currently one-point underdogs to defeat the Cowboys in Week 11. Dallas has beaten Minnesota at U.S. Bank Stadium thrice in a row.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).