5 Bold Predictions: Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys – Week 8

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What will happen when the Minnesota Vikings host the Dallas Cowboys in a Week 8 matchup on Halloween night?

The first six games have been downright scary for the Minnesota Vikings. In fact, you could say this season has resembled the tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

There are moments where the Vikings look like a team that can be one of the best in the NFC. With an offense loaded with weapons and a defense good enough to keep opponents at bay, Minnesota could make a run as they enter the post-bye portion of their schedule.

But there’s another aspect of this team that’s terrifying. With poor clock management, a shaky offensive line, and the looming threat of injuries, there’s just enough to hold the Vikings back from a playoff run.

That helps their 3-3 record coming out of the bye make sense. But they’ll have plenty of demons to exorcise in a Halloween night showdown with the Dallas Cowboys.

The Cowboys are in the upper echelon of NFC contenders, but there are several facets that can be exploited. In this article, we’ll look at what could happen as the Vikings look to get on the better side of .500.