Who the Vikings should be most worried about in Super Bowl pursuit: The Dallas Cowboys
Like the Eagles, the Cowboys are another obvious worry for Minnesota due to how their first matchup ended earlier this season. Dallas more than doubled the Vikings’ offensive output, as Dak and the Boys put up 458 yards on Minnesota’s defense.
That game, just under a month ago, ended in a 40-3 drubbing by the Cowboys. Minnesota had a hard time getting anything going, and Dallas’ fierce pass rush was able to pile on seven sacks. Kirk Cousins threw for just 105 yards as the Vikings’ offense was simply shut down completely.
Maybe the most shocking aspect of Minnesota’s offense was that Justin Jefferson was held to three catches for 33 yards on only five targets.
Should these teams meet again, one would think Cousins targets Jefferson a whole lot more than that, especially after seeing what the man can do even when coverage is tight — look at the Bills game, for those who don’t remember.
The Cowboys, like Philadelphia, are also one of the most well-rounded teams in the NFC. Dallas is both a top-10 offense and defense, overall, and doesn’t boast many weaknesses. If there’s one thing the Vikings should be most worried about, though, it is that vaunted pass rush of Dallas, who leads the NFL in sacks.
If at all possible, the Vikings would love to avoid Dallas in the postseason. I’m not saying a repeat of November 20 will undoubtedly happen, but it’s hard to imagine the Vikings making a better game of this matchup.