W, 28-24 @ Cowboys
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins and prime-time football haven’t been good friends over the years, but he apparently forgot that in Dallas on Sunday Night Football.
Cousins’ two touchdown passes were key in the Week 10 victory, but running back Dalvin Cook was the primary reason why Minnesota kept pace with the NFC North-leading Packers. Cook’s 183 all-purpose yards and touchdown were key factors in the win.
That win ensures the Vikings stay only a game behind the Packers within the division. And beating the Cowboys helps in the NFC Wild Card picture, too, should the final call come down there.
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A Monday Night Football showdown against the Packers in Week 16 could be a decisive bout, of course. But a number of other games on Minnesota’s schedule, including road trips to the Seahawks and Chargers, could ultimately determine whether or not the Vikings are even in position to catch Green Bay by Week 16.