2016 NFL Week 13Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota VikingsDecember 01, 2016 by Marc Jerbs

On Thursday, the Dallas Cowboys will travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota to face the Minnesota Vikings in Week 13 of the 2016 NFL. Game time is set 9:25PM ET at the U.S. Bank Stadium.

The Dallas Cowboys has a 10-1 record this season and will try to extend their franchise-best start. The Cowboys has two prized rookies that has led them to 10 wins in their first 11 games. Rookie QB Dak Prescott has a great vision and spread their passing plays to different wide receivers.

While rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott spearheads the Cowboys' ground game and leads the NFL with 1,199 yards and 11 touchdowns. Dallas averages 28.7 point per game and 5th in the NFL with 407.6 yards per game in total offense.

The Minnesota Vikings has not found its groove after their bye week. The Vikings is in 2nd place in the NFC North. They are likely to compete with Detriot and Green Bay for the NFC North division title. Minnesota is best known for its defense, they shut down their opponent's offense and forces them commit mistakes.

The Vikings penchant for hard and physical defense has allowed the second-fewest points per game at 17.5 and has only given up 307 yards per game in total defense. This Cowboys - Vikings game will be a matchup of two contrasting strengths.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed the Dallas Cowboys as a 3-point favorite to beat the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night.