This game is as close to a "Regular Season/Playoff Game" that the Cowboys have played at the time of match-up: 1. The Records: Cowboys 5-3 and the Vikings 6-3. Both teams are fighting for (or maintaining) 1st in their respective divisions. 2. A look at Common Opponents and how each team fared: Redskins: Cowboys won by 10 : Vikings Won by 10 Eagles: Cowboys won by 17 : Vikings won by 18 Giants: Cowboys won by 18 and 19 (2 games) : Vikings won by 18 Packers: Cowboys lost by 10 : Vikings lost by 5 3. Cowboys and Vikings combined records of teams they LOST to: Cowboys lost to: Packers (7-2); Saints (7-1); Jets (1-7): Combined opponent record: 15-10 Vikings lost to: Packers (7-2); Chiefs (6-3); Bears (3-5): Combined opponent record 16-10 The efficiency ratings that I posted here: https://cowboyszone.com/threads/vikings-at-cowboys-aikman-efficiency-ratings.444787/ have the Cowboys Rated 3 overall and the Vikings at 4 overall in efficiency. Now we just need the Cowboys to be "consistently efficient" in all 3 phases of the game. Everyone keeps looking ahead to the Patriots in the AFC. We'll cross that bridge when we get there. But this is an NFC game that has higher Playoff and Divisional stakes. The above are the stats. What are you looking to see from the Cowboys? Individual match-ups etc? I've been waiting for this game. I want to see what this team is made of. Go Cowboys!