The Vikings took a break with Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott being sent off for tonight’s Sunday night soccer game. Now they have to take care of business.
Cowboys quarterback Cooper Rush will make his first regular season debut in the NFL. If Mike Zimmer and the Vikings can’t make it at home against Rush & Co., that would be a bad sign for their chances of making the playoffs this year.
Dallas still has a lot of talent, even without Prescott. Rush will have the luxury of playing behind one of the best offensive lines in the NFL, with a stable of weapons at his disposal that includes Ezekiel Elliott, Tony Pollard, CeeDee Lamb, Amari Cooper and Dalton Schultz.
On the other side of the ball, the Cowboys have several players capable of derailing Minnesota’s plans. Defensive end Randy Gregory has been one of the NFL’s top passing throwers this season and will be a major challenge for rookie left tackle Christian Darrisaw in his second career start. Cornerback Trevon Diggs will look to set a Super Bowl-era record with an interception in a seventh straight game. Linebacker Micah Parsons is a versatile and dangerous weapon for defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.
Kick-off is at 7:20 p.m. on NBC. The game will be broadcast on radio on KFAN (100.3 FM) locally and Westwood One nationally.
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