Something's got to give Thursday night when the Dallas Cowboys take on the Minnesota Viking's on NFL's Thursday night football.
Dallas is third in the league in scoring, averaging 28.7 points per game, and is fifth in total offense with 407.6 yards per game. Minnesota's defense has allowed the second-fewest points per game at 17.5 and is third in total defense, giving up 307 yards per game.
Only two teams have created more takeaways than Minnesota's 20 this season. The Vikings have 12 interceptions and eight fumble recoveries and are second in the league with a plus-12 turnover-differential.
Dak Prescott and Dallas have protected the ball, turning the ball over just seven times this season, the second-fewest in the league.
Only four teams have fewer takeaways than Dallas' 10.
Both teams play Thursday with a full week's worth of rest after they played on Thanksgiving. Dallas held on at home for a 31-26 win against the Redskins. Minnesota lost for the fifth time in six games at Detroit in a 16-13 finale.