Dallas is coming off a disappointing loss to the Detroit Lions, but they still lead the NFC East with a 4-4 record after the Philadelphia Eagles dropped their second game in a row. Their pass defense hit a new low, surrendering 329 receiving yards to Calvin Johnson. The Vikings fell to 1-6 after a flat performance against the Green Bay Packers. They will go back to Josh Freeman this week despite his poor performance in Week 7.
The Cowboys are predicted to win by nearly every expert this week. Of the nine ESPN analysts who submitted their picks, all nine are going with Dallas. It's another clean sweep at CBS Sports, where all nine experts are picking the Cowboys. And at Yahoo! Sports, the Cowboys are the favorite among both analysts and in the fan poll.