Minnesota Vikings at Dallas Cowboys- NFL Preseason Betting

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

Football betting on the Dallas Cowboys is always popular, even in the preseason.

That should be the case again on Thursday as the Cowboys host the Minnesota Vikings in football betting action. The Cowboys should be a small NFL betting favorite in Week 4 NFL odds.

Football betting on the Cowboys could be tempered a little bit in this matchup considering the star players will see limited action. Quarterback Tony Romo, running back Marion Barber and receiver Terrell Owens will see limited or no action in this NFL betting matchup. The Vikings will have more starters playing although running back Adrian Peterson may play only a series, if at all according to football betting information.

Minnesota still wants quarterback Tarvaris Jackson to get work so he may play longer than normal in a fourth preseason game according to football betting information. Backup quarterbacks Gus Frerotte, John David Booty and Brooks Bollinger should also see time according to football betting information. With Peterson likely to play limited minutes expect to see a lot of backups Maurice Hicks and Thomas Tapeh according to football betting information.

The Cowboys are expected to give Brad Johnson some playing time at quarterback although third stringer Richard Bartel may end up deciding this NFL betting matchup. Rookie running backs Felix Jones and Tashard Choice should get some playing time according to football betting information.

Football betting stats show that the Vikings have been a pretty solid underdog in the preseason. Entering this preseason they were 21-12-1 as an underdog in preseason NFL betting over the past couple of decades. Most football betting statistics can be thrown out the window in the final week of the preseason since most of the starters see limited action. That has made totals football betting more popular since backups are playing the majority of the game. Many football betting experts like to take the games under the total and that has proven successful, especially in the past two seasons of NFL preseason play.

Take a look at the Week 4 NFL odds for this Thursday matchup today.

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