Dallas (10-1) at Minnesota (6-5), 8:25 p.m. Thursday on NBC, NFL Network and Twitter. They played on Thanksgiving Day and they meet again, this time in the Twin Cities. Dallas, sitting in first place in the NFC East, travels to the Land of 10,000 Lakes for a Thursday night showdown with the Minnesota Vikings, who trail the Detroit Lions in the NFC North.

Dallas won their 10th game in a row, defeating Washington 31-26 last Thursday in Arlington in an NFC East showdown. Dallas led 17-6 at the intermission, then held off a late Washington rally in the second half for the 5-point win to sweep their division foes. Dallas outrushed Washington 163-56 with Ezekiel Elliott rushing for 97 yards and a pair of TDs, while fellow rookie QB Dak Prescott, despite being outpaced by Redskins QB Kirk Cousins (449 yards, three TDs) threw for 195 yards and one passing TD and had a rushing TD of his own. There were some chippy moments in the contest as Dallas WR Dez Bryant and Washington CB Josh Norman exchanged words and got into each other’s faces during the game and after the game was over.

Minnesota fell to Detroit in the final seconds in the Motor City, losing their share of first place in the NFC North by a final of 16-13 at Ford Field. The Vikings led 13-10, thanks to a 28-yard field goal by Kirk Horvath, who took over for Blair Walsh (who was cut earlier in the week) with 12:38 left to play. That lead would not last long as Detroit’s Matt Prather connected on a 48-yard field goal with 1:45 left in regulation to tie the contest. Minnesota then tried to march down the field but the drive fell apart when Detroit’s Darius Slay picked off Sam Bradford with 30 seconds left. That would be all the momentum that Detroit would need as they used only two plays and two yards, using all 30 seconds to allow Prather to kick the game-winning field goal as the clock struck :00. Bradford threw for 224 yards and had the interception that cost them the contest. Neither club breached the 100-yard barrier in the Thanksgiving Day affair and Detroit managed to outrush Minnesota 94-82 in the NFC North contest.

The series finds itself tied at 11-11 and the Vikings have outscored Dallas 534-515. Dallas won the last meeting with Minnesota in 2013 in Arlington by a final of 27-23, while the Vikings’ last win in the series came in the Twin Cities in 2010 by a final of 24-21 at the old Metrodome.

Dallas is favored by 3 1/2 and the over/under’s 43 1/2. Both teams are playoff contenders, as Dallas is trying to take the NFC East, while the Vikings, the defending NFC North champions, are looking to get back in the race. The Cowboys have been a hot team of late and as they say “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Dallas wins in the Land of 10,000 Lakes and covers the 3 1/2.

The 2016 Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light season continues with the NFL-best Dallas Cowboys traveling to face the Minnesota Vikings Thursday, December 1 at 8:25 p.m. from at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on NBC, NFL Network, Twitter and NFL Mobile from Verizon.

Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth along with reporter Heather Cox call the action.

At 6 p.m. on NFL Network, TNF GameDay Presented by KFC previews the Cowboys-Vikings matchup from outside U.S. Bank Stadium. Host Rich Eisen is joined by analysts Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk and Michael Irvin to provide news and analysis two hours before kickoff, along with reporters Heather Cox and Stacey Dales.

At 7:30 p.m., Football Night in Minnesota Presented by Mercedes-Benz airs from inside U.S. Bank Stadium with Mike Tirico, Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison. Coverage continues at 8 p.m. with Tostitos Football Night in Minnesota providing the final say leading up to kick-off between Cowboys-Vikings.

Among the NFL Network pregame topics are:
Hall of Fame defensive tackle for the Vikings John Randle joins the set
What running back does Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott remind Marshall Faulk of?
The story of how Dak Prescott became a Cowboy
What to expect from Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant?
Who is the biggest threat to the Cowboys in the NFC?
Will the Vikings bounce back and make a playoff push?

At halftime, the Lexus Halftime show breaks down the first half of Cowboys-Vikings from Minneapolis.

Immediately following the Volkswagon Postgame Show on NBC/NFL Network, the Mazda Postgame show airs live on NFL Network from U.S. Bank Stadium with Eisen, Mariucci, Faulk and Irvin providing highlights, analysis and live interviews.

Twitter will stream NBC’s broadcast of Cowboys-Vikings, providing free, live streaming video on the Twitter platform on mobile phones, tablets, PCs and connected TVs. Fans can visit Twitter Moments or TNF.Twitter.com to view the live stream.

The entire 18-game Thursday Night Football schedule, including the live games and pre- and postgame shows, will also be streamed live on the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile), the NFL app on XBOX, including interactive features from Microsoft, and through Watch NFL Network on tablets, PCs and various connected TV devices (NFL.com/watch), with participating television providers. Learn all of the ways to watch at NFL.com/TNF. An audio broadcast of the game is available on SiriusXM, TuneIn & Westwood One Radio Sports.

Watch TNF GameDay on NFL Network for a chance to win a trip to Super Bowl LI. Every Thursday, the TNF Big Heads will compete in weekly challenges. Tweet who won this week’s challenge using #BigHeadBlitz #Promotion for a chance to win a trip to Super Bowl LI. Visit bigheadblitz.com for details.

Thursday Night Football is available in Spanish via SAP (Secondary Audio Program) with Roberto Abramowitz calling the action on NBC and NFL Network.

Referee: Tony Corrente

Broadcast Information: 8:30 p.m. Thursday on NBC: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 88 (WestWood1), 83 (Dallas), 81 (Min). XM: 88 (WestWood1). 226 (Dallas), 225 (Minnesota).

Injury Report

Dallas
OUT: CB Morris Claiborne (Groin), LB Justin Durant (Hamstring), T Charles Green (Back), S James Wilcos (Thigh)
QUESTIONABLE: DE David Irving (Illness), LB Sean Lee (Illness), S Barry Church (Forearm), DE Jack Crawford (Foot), DE Demarcus Lawrence (Back), DT Terrell McClain (Thigh), T Tyron Smith (Back)

Minnesota
OUT: C Joseph Berger (Concussion), DT Sharrif Floyd (Knee), CB Marcus Sherels (Rib)
DOUBTFUL: CB Mackensie Alexander (Groin)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Stefon Diggs (Knee), CB Terence Newman (Neck)

Weather Forecast: Game indoors.

Broadcast information, officials and injury report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel.

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