Vikings vs. Cowboys could get flexed into Sunday Night Football in Week 11

The Minnesota Vikings currently only have one prime-time game remaining this season: Thanksgiving night against the New England Patriots.

Starting in Week 5, Sunday games can be flexed into the night slot. This is used for matchups thought to be great before the season that don’t turn out to have the expected sizzle.

The Vikings are set to host the Dallas Cowboys in Week 11, and that game could be flexed. It is currently scheduled for 3:25 p.m. CT on CBS. The scheduled prime-time game is the Bengals taking on the Steelers, and with both of those teams struggling, Vikings-Cowboys could end up being an attractive matchup.


As the Pioneer Press’ Chris Tomasson mentions above, the other game that could be flexed is Chiefs vs. Chargers, but there is a strong likelihood that the network protected that game, so it might not be able to be flexed.

The decision to flex any game before Week 18 needs to come at least 13 days ahead of the game, meaning we would know any decision to move the Vikings-Cowboys game by Monday, Nov. 7.

Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire