Dalvin Cook wasn’t on the field on Sunday, when the Minnesota Vikings suffered a massive upset loss to the Buffalo Bills.
Cook is very good, but he probably wouldn’t have made a major difference. The Bills just had the Vikings number Sunday, and Josh Allen was red hot.
Latavius Murray was expected to get a lot of work in his absence, but wound up with just two carries for one yard.
Former undrafted free agent Mike Boone was the team’s leading rusher, with 11 yards on two carries. The team managed just 14 yards on six carries, and Kirk Cousins threw the ball 55 times in the 27-6 loss.
The Vikings gave a pretty optimistic Dalvin Cook injury update this afternoon.
Ahead of Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams, head coach Mike Zimmer said there’s a chance that Cook will play after missing the Bills game due to a hamstring issue.
Coach Mike Zimmer said Tuesday there is a “possibility” Dalvin Cook plays Thursday night against the Rams (a game airing on FOX, NFL Network and streaming on Amazone Prime Video).
Cook missed Sunday’s blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills because of a hamstring injury. While the Vikings listed Cook as a DNP for a hypothetical Monday session, Cook participated in Tuesday’s portion of practice open to the media.
Cook left the team’s tie with the Green Bay Packers during overtime. After the game, he said he was fine, but the issue wound up lingering bad enough to keep him out on Sunday.
The Vikings will need all the help they can get against the Rams’ star-studded defensive line. L.A. has looked like a true Super Bowl contender through three weeks.