EAGAN, Minn. – Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has been named the FedEx Ground Player of the Week for his performance against the Titans in Week 3, the NFL announced Wednesday.
Cook racked up a career-high 181 yards rushing, including a 39-yard touchdown, on 22 carries Sunday. The dominant outing surpassed Cook's previous high of 154 yards rushing at Green Bay last September.
After totaling just 26 carries for 113 yards through the Vikings first two games, Cook's Week 3 totals elevated him to third in the NFL in rushing yards (294) behind Tennessee's Derrick Henry (319) and Green Bay's Aaron Jones (303).
Cook's four rushing touchdowns through three games are tied with five other players (Jones, Patriots QB Cam Newton, Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey, Browns RB Nick Chubb and Cardinals QB Kyler Murray) for tops in the league.
Cook twice earned FedEx Ground Player of the Week honors in 2019: following his Week 2 performance against the Packers and after a 142-yard, two-touchdown day at Detroit in Week 7.
View game action images as the Vikings take on the Titans ton Sunday.
Fans were able to vote for the FedEx Ground Player of the Week on Twitter and on NFL.com.
Cook received 50 percent of more than 37,000 votes on Twitter, beating out Henry (34.2 percent) and Chubb (15.8 percent). Henry had 119 rushing yards and two touchdowns against Minnesota on Sunday. Chubb totaled 108 yards and two touchdowns against the Washington Football Team.