Dalvin Cook inactive for Vikings

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Reports on Sunday morning indicated Vikings running back Dalvin Cook would be in the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals, but that he would be playing a limited number of snaps after being listed as questionable due to a hamstring injury.

Cook’s snap count will actually be zero. The Vikings listed Cook as one of their seven inactive players 90 minutes ahead of kickoff in Minneapolis.

It’s the second game in a row and the third time in four weeks that Cook is out of the lineup for the Vikings.

Latavius Murray has served as the top back in Cook’s absence. Mike Boone and Roc Thomas will back him up on Sunday.

23 responses to “Dalvin Cook inactive for Vikings

  1. Good to see no hyperbole here. Over at NFL.com the article calls him the Vikings’ “standout” running back. Standout??? What has he done to be called standout?

  2. Good decision. Player safety should come first. Get well DC and we will see you when you are physically ready.

  3. Well, now I’m starting to feel sorry for the kid. I’d kind of like to see what he could do when he’s really healthy, and not “sorta” healthy.

  4. The first smart move the Vikings have made regarding this kid. Let him rest if you ever want him to be at full health.

  5. tinye67
    Oct 14, 2018, 10:54 AM CDT
    What a Nancy. I think the Vikings got a bust on their hands.
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    Really? Torn acl and a hammy. That’ll happen. And has happened. Or do you think players should play with those injuries?

  6. Here’s another example of a great player who can’t stay healthy. That’s too bad because he’s fun to watch when he’s playing,from a fan standpoint. From a team standpoint, Cook and the Vikes have to be completely frustrated thinking of what their running game could be.

  7. Murray looked pretty good last year — they’ve barely acknowledged his presence this year. They definitely need to start getting a running game going or we’re going to live and die by Cousins having great days (which is probably within a game of 8-8 or so). Don’t get me wrong, Cousins has been amazing, but imagine how amazing he’d be if there was some semblance of a running game.

  8. Good to see no hyperbole here. Over at NFL.com the article calls him the Vikings’ “standout” running back. Standout??? What has he done to be called standout?

    He “stands out” on the injury report week after week.

  9. conormacleod says:
    Really? Torn acl and a hammy. That’ll happen. And has happened. Or do you think players should play with those injuries?
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    I’m not going to troll and call the kid a “Nancy.” He has been hurt, and its’ smart to let him try and heal completely before coming back.
    But let’s be honest: Injuries have always been the kid’s problem, haven’t they? Despite an impressive resume at Florida State, Dalvin Cook had an injury history coming out of college. Using a second-round pick on him automatically created a boom-or-bust scenario.
    Yes, a torn ACL and hamstring issues “happen.” Apparently they happen a lot more to some people than others.
    Nearly a third of the way into his second season injuries have kept Cook mostly sidelined, with little production to show for it. He’s young, and may eventually heal and pay dividends for the Vikings. But until he proves otherwise, his history and ongoing unavailability has him looking more bust than boom at this point.
    I wish the kid well.

  10. Yeah, I think it may be time to do some serious soul searching, by the Vikings, in regards to Cook. I can count on one had the number of games he’s played in.
    He is not doing the team any good, when he is banged up, all the time.

  11. conormacleod says:
    October 14, 2018 at 12:50 pm
    Kind of amusing that Packer fans are telling any fan base anything about RB’s.
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    It’s even more amusing any fan base of any team ranked #30 and above is able to tell the Vikings how to have a running game.

    Still laughing.

  12. He should sit until 100% at this point. When he tries to play when not 100%, he seems to get nicked up again.

    Latavius can carry the bulk of the load, and Thomas, Boone, and Ham can fill in the rest. the biggest determiner of their success running the ball will be the OL anyway.

  13. stellarperformance says:
    October 14, 2018 at 1:18 pm
    conormacleod says:
    October 14, 2018 at 12:50 pm
    Kind of amusing that Packer fans are telling any fan base anything about RB’s.
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    It’s even more amusing any fan base of any team ranked #30 and above is able to tell the Vikings how to have a running game.

    Still laughing.

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    Neither is as amusing as Vikikgs’ Fans telling any fans about championships

  14. NHPats
    Oct 14, 2018, 1:24 PM CDT
    stellarperformance says:
    October 14, 2018 at 1:18 pm
    conormacleod says:
    October 14, 2018 at 12:50 pm
    Kind of amusing that Packer fans are telling any fan base anything about RB’s.
    //////////////////////

    It’s even more amusing any fan base of any team ranked #30 and above is able to tell the Vikings how to have a running game.

    Still laughing.

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    Neither is as amusing as Vikikgs’ Fans telling any fans about championships
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    Or a Packer fan pretending to be a Pats fan, but posting on every Vikings article.

  15. packertruth says:
    October 14, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    22 individual running backs have more yardage than all five of the Minnesota RB’s combined. (233 yards). They are garbage, pretty much.
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    I thought Murray looked pretty good today with his 155 yards. I guess what you said isn’t true.

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