Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 8 game?

Jeremy Cluff
Arizona Republic
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The Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings play on Sunday in a Week 8 NFL game.

Which team will get the victory?

Check out these NFL Week 8 picks and predictions for the game, which can be seen at 5:20 p.m. MST time on NBC.

The Cowboys are a 2.5-point favorite in the game.

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Pro Football Network: Cowboys 34, Vikings 27

Ben Rolfe writes: "This has the makings of a fun Sunday Night Football game. However, the Cowboys’ offense should ultimately prove too strong for the Vikings. Dallas is averaging 10 points more per game on offense than Minnesota. Meanwhile, defensively, there is just a two-point difference between their per-game performances in 2021."

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Sportsnaut: Cowboys 28, Vikings 21

Matt Johnson writes: "This could be the best NFL game in Week 8. The Minnesota Vikings defensive line is ferocious, the best in the league at creating pressure. But Dallas boasts an elite offensive line and MVP candidate Dak Prescott thrives when the rush comes. Expect this to be a wire-to-wire battle and the Cowboys should emerge victoriously."

Draft Kings: Cowboys will cover vs. Vikings in Week 8

Teddy Ricketson writes: "The Cowboys are a little banged up so the off week came at a perfect time. If Dak Prescott is healthy, this should be a good game for the Cowboys to continue their momentum. The Vikings have been good, but not great this year. I think the Cowboys have a good chance to at least slow down Dalvin Cook and they will rely on their offense to put up a lot of points on their way to victory."

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Cowboys Wire: Cowboys will defeat Vikings in Week 8

Matthew Lenix writes: "The Cowboys beat Minnesota on the road in 2020 in a game that featured a spectacular touchdown catch from CeeDee Lamb, a breakout performance from Donovan Wilson, and Ezekiel Elliott’s first 100-yard game of the season. They make it back-to-back wins in the Twin Cities in Week 8."

CBS Sports: Cowboys 37, Vikings 30

Patrik Walker writes: "No matter how you spin this contest, it should get the juices flowing, and it's one that could also help determine seeding if one or both of the clubs earn their way into the playoffs. The Vikings want revenge for 2020, but have to hope they can either get to Prescott and assume he won't take off and run as he would in the past (he likely will, but will slide going forward) and that Cousins can duplicate or better his effort in the 31-28 loss from last season, when he threw for 314 yards and three TDs with no INTs. His defense let him down in that contest though, and might again in this one."

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Sportsnaut: Cowboys will beat Vikings in Week 8

It writes: "NFL fans should be excited, this could be one of the best Sunday Night Football games in 2021. Minnesota’s defensive line is phenomenal and it gives this team a chance to limit what the Cowboys want to do offensively. But that Dallas offensive line is elite and if Dak Prescott gets time to throw, he’ll find the holes in the Vikings’ secondary." Cowboys have a 52% win probability

The site gives the Vikings a 48% win probability in the NFL Week 8 game.

ESPN: Cowboys have a 50.8% chance to win

The site's Football Power Index gives the Vikings a 48.8% chance to pick up the victory in the Week 8 NFL game.

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