Cowboys vs. Vikings Prediction, Odds, Spread and Over/Under for NFL Week 8

The Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings square off in Week 8 NFC action with the Vikes a two-point home underdog.
The Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings square off in Week 8 NFC action with the Vikes a two-point home underdog. / David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys are riding a five-game win streak heading into Minnesota as two-point road favorites against the Vikings.

After dropping their opening game against the defending champions, Dallas has reeled off five in a row and now lead the NFC East by a wide margin. 2-5 Washington is technically second in the division, but Dallas is going to cruise to win the division with ease. This game against the Vikings is the first step toward securing a first-place finish and at least one home game in the playoffs.

The Vikings, who are 2nd in the NFC North, are on a two-game win streak with back-to-back victories over the Lions and Panthers. 

Here are the odds for this Week 8 NFC rivalry game, courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook.

Cowboys vs. Vikings, Spread, and Total Odds


  • Cowboys -2.5 (-110)
  • Vikings +2.5 (-110)


  • Cowboys -140
  • Vikings +120


  • 54.0 (Over -110/Under -110)

Cowboys vs. Vikings Betting Trends

  • The Cowboys are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games. 
  • The OVER is 5-1 in the Cowboys’ last 6 games. 
  • The Cowboys are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against the Vikings. 
  • The Cowboys are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games against the Vikings on the road. 
  • The Vikings are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games. 
  • The OVER is 6-3 in the Vikings’ last 9 games. 
  • The Vikings are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games against the Cowboys.

Cowboys vs. Vikings Prediction and Pick

The only reason the spread is less than a field goal is the uncertainty surrounding Dak Prescott’s availability for this game. If he plays, the odds will shift substantially and any bet on them now would present fantastic value.

As of Monday morning, the Cowboys were optimistic Prescott would suit up this weekend after a week’s rest coming off a bye. Prescott is fifth in the NFL in passing yards and has 16 touchdowns compared to four interceptions. Prescott himself has said that he is ready to go. 

The Vikings might be on a two-game win streak, but they beat a Panthers’ team missing their best player and a Lions team that hasn’t won a game in the current presidency. So, good for them but these are games they should be winning. What is worrying is that the Panthers took them to overtime and the Lions fell to a last-second field goal.

So, while the Vikings are beating the teams they should, the final scores have been a bit too close. This is the reason they are just 1-2 ATS in the last few weeks. They failed to cover against the Browns as a pick-em and against Detroit as 10-point favorites. 

Based on the chance that we can get a 5-1 Cowboys team with Dak Prescott as two-point favorites over the Vikings, I will be taking Dallas in this game. Even if Prescott doesn’t play, the Cowboys have a strong team and should beat the Vikings regardless. They did so last season with Andy Dalton filling in for an injured Prescott when they won 31-28.

While Cooper Rush is no Andy Dalton, I think ultimately it doesn’t matter. Barring any setback, I fully expect Prescott to be ready to roll in this game and am all over this opening line. 

Prediction: Cowboys -2.5 (-110) 

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