Best prop bets for Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys in Week 8

(Photo by Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports) Adam Thielen
(Photo by Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports) Adam Thielen /

Which prop bets from the battle on Halloween night between the Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys could result in the largest rewards for bettors?

With an extra week to prepare, the Minnesota Vikings will attempt to become the first team to defeat the Dallas Cowboys since Week 1. However, the Cowboys have also had a week off to rest and get ready to take on a Vikings team that has won three of their last four games.

Who will come out on top in this showdown between two NFC teams that could potentially meet again in this season’s playoffs?

Best Minnesota Vikings prop bets for Week 8

Bet No. 1

  • Kirk Cousins under 2.5 touchdown passes (+155)

Everyone knows Minnesota likes to run the ball at a high rate whenever Dalvin Cook is on the field. So it won’t come as a surprise if the main focus for the Dallas defense is to shut down Cook and the Vikings’ rushing attack.

If this happens, then things should open up more for Minnesota’s passing offense on Sunday. Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins should have more chances to throw the ball to some of his top receivers against a Cowboys pass defense that currently ranks 28th in the NFL in terms of passing yards allowed.

Minnesota might also look to take advantage of Dallas’ commitment to stopping the run by calling several play-action passes that could potentially result in Cousins having his fourth game of the season with at least three touchdown passes.

Bet No. 2

  • Adam Thielen over 5.5 catches (+110)

If the Vikings are going to end up passing more on Sunday, then there’s going to be a good chance that Adam Thielen will be one of Cousins’ top targets during the matchup.

Helping Thielen’s chances of catching at least six passes this week is the fact that the Cowboys have allowed an opposing receiver to finish with at least five catches in each of their six games this season.

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