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Dalvin Cook Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

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Eagan, Minn. (November 13, 2019) – Vikings RB Dalvin Cook has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 10.

Cook paced the Vikings in both rushing yards (97) and receiving yards (86) to lead Minnesota past Dallas, 28-24, on Sunday Night Football. With 183 total yards in the contest, he has surpassed 100 scrimmage yards a league-leading eight times in 2019. Cook’s 86 yards through the air also tied a career high.

Through 10 games, the former Florida State Seminole leads the NFL with 991 rushing yards and 1,415 scrimmage yards, while his 10 rushing touchdowns rank third in the league. Cook’s 1,415 scrimmage yards also set a franchise record and is the highest 10-game total in the NFL since DeMarco Murray’s 1,514 scrimmage yards in 2014. Overall, his 991 rushing yards through Week 10 are more than 15 NFL teams have totaled all season.

It’s the second NFC Player of the Week award of Cook’s career, having also earned the title after his Week 15 performance vs. Miami in 2018, Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski’s first game calling plays.

The Vikings have had 17 different players claim 21 total NFC Player of the Week Honors since Head Coach Mike Zimmer’s hire in 2014.

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VIKINGS NAMED NFC PLAYER OF THE WEEK UNDER ZIMMER

Defensive

Anthony Barr, LB

2014, Week 8, at Tampa Bay

Special Teams

Adam Thielen, WR

2014, Week 13, vs. Carolina

Special Teams

Marcus Sherels, PR

2015, Week 8, at Chicago

Defensive

Linval Joseph, DT

2015, Week 9, vs. St. Louis

Defensive

Terence Newman, CB

2015, Week 10, at Oakland

Special Teams

Blair Walsh, K

2015, Week 16, vs. NY Giants

Defensive

Everson Griffen, DE

2015,Week 17, at Green Bay

Defensive

Eric Kendricks, LB

2016, Week 1, at Tennessee

Offensive

Stefon Diggs, WR

2016, Week 2, vs. Green Bay

Defensive

Everson Griffen, DE

2016, Week 3, at Carolina

Defensive

Xavier Rhodes, CB

2016, Week 11, vs. Arizona

Offensive/Special Teams

Sam Bradford, QB

Kai Forbath, K

2017, Week 1, vs. New Orleans

2017, Week 7, vs. Baltimore

Defensive

Harrison Smith, S

2017, Week 16, at Green Bay

2018, Week 1, vs. San Francisco

Defensive

Danielle Hunter, DE

2018, Week 9, vs. Detroit

Offensive

Dalvin Cook, RB

2018, Week 15, vs. Miami

Defensive

Anthony Harris, S

2019, Week 1, vs. Atlanta

Special Teams

Dan Bailey, K

2019, Week 5, at NY Giants

Special Teams

Dan Bailey, K

2019, Week 8, vs. Washington

Offensive

Dalvin Cook, RB

2019, Week 10, at Dallas

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