5 things to know about the Vikings and Cowboys for Week 11

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What are some stats to know about the Minnesota Vikings matchup with the Dallas Cowboys in Week 11?

123. Sunday, Nov 22. 3:25 PM CT. 2-7. FOX. 4-5. 60. Vikings -7

The Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys will square off in Minneapolis during Week 11. For Dallas, the game proceeds a bye week and will illustrate the Cowboys’ ambitions for changing the course of their season.

A 2-7 record plagues Dallas — in a year that the team was supposed to be a Super Bowl contender. Head coach Mike McCarthy’s team is peppered with talent on offense and defense, but thus far wins have not aligned with the pizazz of the roster.

At 4-5, the Vikings have already started an about-face. The franchise began the season with a stinky 1-5 record with especially frowzy performances against the Indianapolis Colts and Atlanta Falcons.

Indeed, the season felt pointless after six weeks while fans and pundits turned to 2021 plans and predictions for the team. The problem is — the Vikings players, coaches, and management explosively disagreed. Minnesota has since won three consecutive games, all versus divisional opponents.

Where the Vikings were one month ago, the Cowboys remain today. The last time Minnesota hosted a floundering team, their teeth were kicked in by the Falcons. Zimmer and his men hope to avoid a sequel to Falcons experience in Week 11.

Let’s have a look at a few things to know about this matchup between the Vikings and Cowboys matchup.