This week, we’re going to be waiting all day for Sunday Night as the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings is going to be kicking off right around the time you’re getting the kids back home after trick-or-treating.
I mean, I hope you’re home by then, anyway. It’s a school night, for crying out loud.
The Cowboys are still slight favorites over the Vikings despite being the road team, as our friends at DraftKings still have Dallas as a 2.5-point favorite for Sunday Night Football. If you figure that the home team usually gets three points in the average NFL matchup, the sharps seem to think that the Cowboys are nearly a touchdown better than the Vikings.
There might be some reason for optimism if you’re Dallas, other than the fact that they get to face a Vikings’ secondary that will be without Patrick Peterson for the next three weeks (and had their share of struggles even with P2 in the lineup). That’s because their star quarterback, Dak Prescott, appears to be trending towards being ready to go for Sunday night’s game after suffering a calf injury in the Cowboys’ Week 6 win over New England.
According to our friends at Blogging the Boys, Prescott is no longer wearing a protective boot on his leg.
On Sunday, a source said Prescott is out of the protective boot and another source said Prescott is feeling better.
The Cowboys don’t seem overly concerned with Prescott’s ability to play next Sunday against the Vikings. The first test for Prescott is Wednesday’s practice at The Star. If Prescott participates without any problems, then everything should be fine.
Prescott has been spectacular for the Cowboys so far this year, and the Dallas receiving corps is very talented, so we may be in for a shootout at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday. Hopefully the purple will be able to find a way to put themselves on the right end of it.