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Written by Mitch Wilson on October 30, 2013

Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings Pick,Odds, Prediction 11/3/13: Mitch's Free NFL Football Pick Against the Spread
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The Cowboys and the Vikings meet on Sunday in Week 9 NFL action.

The Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings face off on Sunday in a matchup of teams looking to bounce back from rough losses.

The Dallas Cowboys appeared to have their game last Sunday against the Lions in hand but they let it slip away and took the loss. The Cowboys offense is averaging 28.8 points and 341.9 yards per game with a plus none turnover ratio. Tony Romo has completed 66.1 percent of his passes for 2,216 yards with 18 touchdowns and five interceptions and he has been sacked 16 times. DeMarco Murray is averaging 4.7 yards per carry with three touchdowns but he missed last week’s game and is questionable for this one and if he can’t go it will be Joseph Randle. Dez Bryant has 45 catches and eight touchdowns, Jason Witten has 37 receptions and three touchdowns, and Terrance Williams has 26 catches and four touchdowns. The Cowboys defense allows 23.2 points and an NFO worst 422.5 yards per game with 11 interceptions, 21 sacks, and nine fumble recoveries. Sean Lee has 81 tackles and four interceptions, Barry Church has 61 tackles, and Jason Hatcher has 7.0 sacks. The Cowboys are plenty salty after the way they let last week’s game get away from them.

This has been a tough year for the Minnesota Vikings after making the playoffs last season they are 1-6 thus far this season and have been pounded in recent weeks. The Vikings offense is averaging 23.3 points and 305.9 yards and they are minus two in turnover ratio. Christian Ponder returned as QB last week and he could be back in this one and although he has completed 60.3 percent of his passes he has just two touchdowns and five interceptions while Josh Freeman has completed a miserable 37.7 percent of his passes. Adrian Peterson has rushed for 571 yards and six touchdowns and he has 19 receptions out of the backfield. Kyle Rudolph has 28 receptions, Jerome Simpson has 27 catches, and Greg Jennings has 25 catches. Defensively the Vikings allow 32.1 points and 401.6 yards per game with seven interceptions, 14 sacks, and six fumble recoveries. Erin Henderson has 69 tackles, Chad Greenway has 60 tackles, and Jared Allen has 4.5 sacks. The Vikings have some holes to fill and should be drafting high enough to address most of them.

Dallas is 4-0 against the spread in their last four home games, 5-0 against the spread against the NFC, and 1-5 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Minnesota is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 home games, 1-4 in their last five games, and 1-5 against the spread against the NFC. The Vikings have covered the spread in eight of the last nine meetings of these two.

The Vikings are just awful this year and with Dallas at home and fired up whoever gets the start at QB for the Vikings is on for a long night.

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Mitch's Pick: Dallas Cowboys -10


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