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Dalvin Cook Surpasses 1,000 Rushing Yards for 1st Time

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MINNEAPOLIS — Dalvin Cook has notched the first 1,000-yard rushing season of his career.

The Vikings running back surpassed the milestone on a 1-yard carry in the second quarter Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium against the Broncos.

Denver has been bottling up Minnesota's offense so far. Cook has four carries for nine yards with 8:28 left in the second quarter.

Cook spoke last week about the possibility of reaching 1,000 rushing yards.

"It just shows you the work, the time and everything that I've put into this thing," Cook said. "It just shows that if you keep chipping away and working hard, things are there for you to accomplish."

He became the second player in the NFL to reach 1,000 yards on the ground in 2019. Cook entered Week 11 with 991 rushing yards.

Cleveland's Nick Chubb surpassed the 1,000-yard mark on Thursday night.

Cook's feat marks the 20th time a Vikings player has rushed for at least 1,000 yards in a season. Adrian Peterson was the most recent to do so in 2015.

Peterson ranks first in franchise history with seven 1,000-yard seasons, while Robert Smith had four and Chuck Foreman had three such seasons. Terry Allen (twice) also did it, along with Michael Bennett, Chester Taylor and Ted Brown.

The 2017 second-round draft pick played in just 15 total games in the first two seasons of his career due to injuries. He rushed for 969 yards and four scores in that timespan.

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