Vikings Stop Zeke, Beat Cowboys In Dallas

Dalvin Cook and the Vikings have won five of their last six games

After Hours With Amy Lawrence
November 11, 2019 - 9:29 am
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The Minnesota Vikings beat the Cowboys in Dallas, 28-24, on Sunday night, with Kirk Cousins, Dalvin Cook and the run defense leading the way. The Vikings led 14-0 after the first quarter and 28-21 after the third, forcing the Cowboys to play catch-up all night.

“If you can make them one-dimensional you’ve got a chance to beat them and you’ve got a chance to be successful,” Westwood One Sports NFL play-by-play voice Kevin Kugler said on After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “Now that one dimension was really, really good tonight: Dak Prescott throwing for almost 400 yards, and it looked like the corners were really in trouble against this Cowboy passing attack. But they were able to limit what Ezekiel Elliott was doing. He really never got on track in this ball game.”

Prescott finished 28-of-46 for 397 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Amari Cooper was the primary beneficiary, finishing with 11 catches for 147 yards and a touchdown, but he, Randall Cobb, Michael Gallup and Blake Jarwin all had catches of at least 20 yards.

Ezekiel Elliott, meanwhile, was quiet. He had 20 carries for 47 yards.

“The Cowboys were not able to turn the tide on the Vikings,” Kugler said. “They were enough on the ground with Dalvin Cook, and Kirk Cousins was very, very solid again tonight, continuing what’s now a six-game trend for Kirk Cousins of excellent football. The Vikings were able to get a big win on the road.”

Cousins was 23-of-32 for 220 yards and two scores, while Cook was a one-man wrecking crew. He had 26 carries for 97 yards and a touchdown and led the team in catches (seven) and receiving yards (86).

The Vikings (7-3), who have won five of six, host the Broncos (3-6) on Sunday before their Week 12 bye. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. ET.