The Vikings are on a winning streak and the Dallas Cowboys are tied for last place in the NFC East, where all four teams are below .500 and the leader enters the weekend with a 3-5-1 record. Against that backdrop, the Vikings are aiming to raise their record to 5-5 and become a more serious presence in the playoff chase.

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Come back to for more as Sunday's kickoff approaches. Our game day coverage includes a Live Blog, where you can see what our writers are saying about the game and get updates from around the NFL, as well as up-to-the-minute statistics on our Gameview from U.S. Bank Stadium.

Kickoff: 3:25 p.m.

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