In fewer games, Dalvin Cook has notched more explosive plays than Aaron Jones.
Here again, this metric is not a mismatch on the level of Mike Tyson versus Glass Joe. This is more akin to a “who was a better dunker, Vince Carter or Dominique Wilkins” type of comparison. It’s a slim gap between the two players.
Nevertheless, Dalvin Cook has been more explosive in both per-game and per-touch metrics.
Cook has 90 career plays that gained 10 yards or more in–29 games. Jones has 83 career plays that gained 10 yards or more–in 40 games. Per touch, this tightens quite a bit; Dalvin breaks off an explosive play 16% of the time, Jones 15% of the time.
For perspective, the gross leader in this parameter is Christian McCaffrey with 171 explosive plays since 2017. But this is largely derived from his abnormal allotment of touches in the last three years, 926. This puts him at a calculation of 18% of touches that resulted in gains of 10+ yards, slightly better than Cook and Jones.
Overall, Cook and Jones are gridiron bedfellows in explosive plays with a slight edge toward Cook.