The best thing
If there is one thing a team wants to see from a player who has been sitting out the preseason, it is that they have knocked the rust off their game and are prepared to handle the full 16-game regular-season schedule.
It only took Dalvin Cook two carries to prove that he’s ready. His first rushing attempt went for a respectable three yards. However, his next play was a home run, running the ball 85 yards and right into the end zone for the only touchdown of the first half.
Not only that, but this run was the longest preseason rushing touchdown in Minnesota Vikings franchise history according to the team’s PR account on Twitter, so now Cook enters the history books as well.
Cook left the game immediately following that touchdown drive and didn’t return. And that’s fine. Fans and the team got to see what they needed to see and everyone can relax knowing the starting running back is ready to go for Week 1.