After almost being a nonexistent entity for most of the season, Dalvin Cook reemerged on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins and reminded all of us who is and what he can do.
According to Dane Mizutani of the Pioneer Press Cook had his first 100+ yard game since his debut in week one, 136 yards to be exact, and two rushing touchdowns. While Cook’s game on Sunday is a highlight reel the one play that really caught everyone’s attention was the incredible spin move on Dolphins linebacker Jerome Baker. That spin move resulted in a 21-yard touchdown.
Can't catch Cook!— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) December 16, 2018
His first touchdown was something else to behold. Cook made Dolphins cornerback Bobby McCain miss on 13 yard-touchdown.
But it wasn’t just those plays that made Cook’s Sunday a big day for him. Courtney Cronin from ESPN states that the first 63 plays of Sunday game went to Cook. That is huge seeing as Cook was out for a portion of the season with a hamstring injury. Centering the game on the run game was a good first step for interim offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski. He knows that this team has a good run game, he just needed all the pieces to the puzzle to fit. And they are finally fitting with a healthy Cook back.
Courtney says that in addition to his two touchdowns and 136 rushing yards, Cook also had 20 touches and that included 19 rushes and one reception. Finally being able to use Cook the way the Vikings always wanted to is perfect. Cook is a huge playmaker who just needed the chance, and to be healthy, to hit the ground running. And now that he is running he can’t be stopped.
And to end his balling Sunday, Cook got the call from Deion Sanders. A perfect way to end his very big Sunday.
You know the deal.— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) December 17, 2018
You ball, you get the call.
And after a career day yesterday, @dalvincook got that call from @deionsanders. pic.twitter.com/CmBu4QcHUM