Dak Prescott Uncertain for Sunday Night Football: Cowboys vs. Vikings Spread Flips
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images. Pictured: Dak Prescott
The Dallas Cowboys opened as favorites for their Week 8 road tilt against the Minnesota Vikings, and were bet as high as -3.
Now, they’re underdogs.
Quarterback Dak Prescott’s still dealing with a calf strain he suffered in Week 7 against the Patriots. On Thursday, he told reporters he believed he’d know his status for the game on Saturday — Dallas and Minnesota play on Sunday Night Football — adding the team’s medical staff would provide input.
The Cowboys subsequently moved to 2.5-point underdogs at BetMGM, among other books.
The over has taken money on the game all week, peaking at 55. It has dipped down to 53.5 following the update from Prescott.
Prescott has registered more than 1,800 yards through the air with 16 touchdowns passes over six games this season. He also has at least three passing scores in four straight games and is coming off a season-high 445 yards in a win over New England.
Prescott entered 2021 as the Comeback Player of the Year favorite after suffering a season-ending leg injury last season.
His backup, Cooper Rush, hasn’t attempted a pass since 2017. Without Prescott for most of 2020, Dallas still ran a pass-heavy scheme, throwing the ball on more than 61% of snaps. This year, however, the Cowboys have been more tame: That clip’s sunk to 53.8%, which is the sixth-lowest in the NFL.
The Cowboys have been flooding bettors’ pockets this season. While they do have a loss on their ledger, they’re a perfect 6-0 against the spread.