Vikings Fall To Cowboys; DE Hunter May Have Torn Pectoral

By Adam Roberts – 11/1/2021

The Vikings’ game against Dallas can be best summarized by what Xavier Woods said after the game:

The defense didn’t even have a plan to prepare for any Dallas quarterback not named Dak Prescott.

Cowboys back-up Cooper Rush threw a go-ahead touchdown pass to Amari Cooper with under a minute in regulation as Dallas defeated Minnesota 20-16 at US Bank Stadium. Rush got the start for an injured Prescott, and the Vikings defense allowed the quarterback, who hadn’t thrown a regular season pass since 2017, to pass for 325 yards and two touchdowns. 

Meanwhile, Kirk Cousins had a meager 184 yards passing and threw the Vikings only touchdown on the game’s first drive to Adam Thielen. 

In injury news, defensive end Danielle Hunter left the game with what was deemed a shoulder injury in the first half. Hunter had an MRI earlier today to see if the injury is in fact a torn pectoral muscle, which would be a significant issue. 

The Vikings sit at second place in the NFC North with a 3-and-4 record. The travel to Baltimore next Sunday.