Sunday night’s game between Cowboys and the Vikings was considered as a matchup between two of the NFL’s top running backs.
And not only did the Vikings walk out of AT&T Stadium on this night with a crucial 28-24 win, but also once again Cook showed the country that he is one of the NFL’s most exciting players.
Cook tallied a touchdown Sunday night and 33 total offensive touches for 183 total yards on national television. Riley Reiff Vikings left tackle said that’s for sure it’s fun blocking for him.
Meanwhile, Elliott had a pair of receptions for 16 yards, and 20 carries for 47 yards. His 63 total yards tied his lowest output of the season, good for an average of 2.4 yards per attempt.
There was Dalvin Cook a young playmaker on one sideline, now he is enjoying a breakout season which he is fully healthy. There was Ezekiel Elliott a punishing running back on the other sideline, during his career he has averaged nearly 100 rushing yards per game and now he is in his fourth season.
Cook added 86 receiving yards on seven receptions, had 97 yards and a score on 26 carries and also a 2017 second-round pick.
Cook helped the Vikings salt away the win as his output would likely have been higher on his final three carries but he was happy nonetheless if not for a total of negative-4 yards.
Cook said that he felt great. They got a big win. Sunday Night Football is special. It’s the moment they live for. They have got to cherish these moments.
Cook at one point had his sixth 100-yard rushing performance of the 2019 season and entered Week 10 with a league-leading 894 rushing yards. But he missed out on 100-plus yards, lost 4 yards on his final carry of the night, and the chance to record in franchise history the 20th occurrence of a 1,000-yard rusher.