NEXT OPPONENT: Washington
The Vikings are on bye at the season’s halfway point; when they return, they get a team that has lost two in a row and visits Seattle next week.
OPPONENT WEEK 8
Dallas 33, Washington 19
Kirk Cousins threw for 263 yards, but his final interception was returned for a touchdown, the last of many mistakes by the banged-up Redskins in a pouring rain at home.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
Ryan Kerrigan, LB
The former All-America at Purdue, who briefly left Sunday’s game because of a groin injury, had two sacks against Dallas, giving him six sacks on the season and 64½ in his seven-year career.
The Vikings have lost out of their bye six of the past seven years, and 2016 went off the rails after a Week 6 bye. Still … Outlook: Horns up.