5 Bold Predictions: Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys – Week 11

(Photo by Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports) Dalvin Cook
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Jefferson will “Moss” the Cowboys

Remember when Randy Moss destroyed the Cowboys on Thanksgiving in 1998? We may be a couple of days early in this matchup, but there’s a great chance that Justin Jefferson could have a similar performance against Dallas on Sunday afternoon.

Jefferson is coming off one of the best overall games of his young career on Monday night as he caught eight passes for 135 yards in Minnesota’s win over the Chicago Bears.

In this game, the Vikings almost seemed to shift their philosophy that if Dalvin Cook gets stopped, it will be Jefferson who will make defenses pay for switching their focus on the backfield.

Since entering the starting lineup in Week 3, Jefferson has averaged 6.8 targets a game. Although he got 10 targets on Monday night, Minnesota might not throw the ball as much against Dallas with Cook also projected to have a big day.

But this won’t stop Jefferson from dismantling a Cowboys defense that has allowed 21 passing touchdowns this season — second-most behind the Atlanta Falcons.

Note that it only took Moss three receptions to collect 163 yards and three touchdowns in his breakout game back in 1998. Even if Jefferson gets the same volume, he should be in for a huge afternoon.