The Minnesota Vikings All-Pro linebacker made an impressive play on Sunday.
Ever since he was drafted into the NFL back in 2015, Eric Kendricks has been making play after play (after play) for the Minnesota Vikings.
Kendricks has led the Vikings tackles during each of his first five seasons with the team and this year, he’s on track to do it again as he currently leads the squad with 87 tackles.
As good as Kendricks is as a tackler, his skills in pass coverage are very impressive as well. During the second quarter of Sunday’s matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, the Minnesota linebacker came up with a huge play when dropping back into coverage.
Minnesota Vikings linebacker shows why he was an All-Pro in 2019
With the Vikings ahead 7-6, the Cowboys were in the middle of their third offensive drive of the game in the second quarter and it seemed like they were probably going to come away with at least three more points. But Kendricks put a stop to that.
Facing a 1st-and-10 from Minnesota’s 28-yard line, Dallas quarterback Andy Dalton threw a pass toward tight end Dalton Schultz. It looked like Schultz was going to make an easy catch, but then a diving Kendricks came out of nowhere to come up with a big interception.
The pick is the second of the season for the Vikings linebacker as he made one back in Week 9 during the team’s win over the Detroit Lions. Sunday’s interception is also the sixth of Kendricks’ career.
This play that he made against the Cowboys is exactly why the Minnesota linebacker earned a First-Team All-Pro selection in 2019. Kendricks is one of the best linebackers in the NFL and he provided even more proof on Sunday.
The Hall of Fame wide receiver always seemed to kick his play up a notch whenever he helped the Minnesota Vikings defeat the Dallas Cowboys.
Unfortunately, the Vikings offense wasn’t able to add any points to their total during the drive after Kendricks’ interception.