Watch: Vikings RB Dalvin Cook scores his first TD of the 2020 season

(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Dalvin Cook
(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Dalvin Cook /

The Minnesota Vikings running back kicked off 2020 with a bang.

It’s already been a life-changing weekend for Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook. It started on Saturday when Cook and the Vikings agreed to a five-year extension worth up to $63 million.

On Sunday, the talented running back and the rest of his Minnesota teammates kicked off their 2020 season against the Green Bay Packers.

After the Packers were able to put three points on the board in their first offensive drive of the game, Cook and the Vikings offense stepped on the field to make their 2020 debut.

Dalvin Cook scores the Minnesota Vikings first touchdown of 2020

During their first drive of the afternoon, Minnesota’s offense marched all the way to the Green Bay 1-yard line. Facing a 3rd and goal, Cook took the handoff from Kirk Cousins and walked in the end zone for an easy one-yard touchdown

After the touchdown and Dan Bailey knocking down the extra point attempt, Minnesota took an early 7-3 lead over the Packers in the first quarter of Sunday’s game.

Cook is coming off a 2019 campaign that saw him set new single-season career highs in rushing attempts, rushing yards, catches, receiving yards, and touchdowns. His performance last year also resulted in his first-ever appearance in the Pro Bowl.

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By giving Cook and extension on Saturday, the Vikings are hoping the running back continues to have more seasons like what he was able to do in 2019. After Minnesota’s first possession against Green Bay on Sunday, it seems like there’s a good chance Cook is picking up right where he left off last season.