The NFL's form team Dallas Cowboys will look to extend their outstanding winning run when they play the Minnesota Vikings at the US Bank Stadium. The Thursday Night Football game promises to be a humdinger, with the Cowboys running into a Minnesota team in need of a victory to put pressure on the NFC North leading Detroit Lions.
Dallas have won ten games in a row this season, a run that stretches back to Week 2, after they began the campaign with a one-point loss to the New York Giants. With Dak Prescott playing like an MVP, the Cowboys have just gone from strength to strength with their latest win coming on Thanksgiving Day, when they got the better of division rivals Washington Redskins.
Prescott was the main man in the win, throwing for two touchdowns, while the other star of the season and fellow rookie – running back Ezekiel Elliott – ran in for a couple of TDs as well in a 31-26 victory.
While the Cowboys lead the NFC East by a pair of games, they will be mindful of easing up. There is a chance of the Cowboys sealing their playoff spot this weekend, as long as some of the results on Sunday go their way, but for that to even come into play, they must continue their winning run and take it to 11.
Minnesota are also in need of a win, having suffered a big defeat to the Lions in the last round. The Vikings started the season on fire, going 5-0, before they were brought down to earth by a four-game losing streak. They have gone 1-1 since, and, at 6-5, their playoff hopes depend on how well they do in the remaining games.
Beating the team that has won 10 in a row will be a great confidence-booster, but to do that the Minnesota Vikings know they must find a way through the Dallas Cowboys offensive line, which has protected their quarterback brilliantly this season and created holes for Elliott to run through.
"They're really good. They're really, really good," Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, who underwent emergency eye surgery on Wednesday, said. "They're the best line I've seen in a long time in the NFL – physical, athletic, big."
"I think this is probably one of the best offensive lines that we have seen thus far," Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards added. "Across the board they've got some tough matchups.
"From tackle to the guard inside, to the center, they really do a good job of getting to the second level and getting to linebackers. They do a good job pass protecting, he's got plenty of time. He's only been sacked, what, 15 times I think this year. They do an excellent job in pass and run."
Where to Watch Live
Dallas Cowboys vs Minnesota Vikings is set to begin at 8.25pm ET (1.25am GMT, 6.55am IST). Live Streaming and TV information is below.
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