Minnesota Vikings MVPs: Week 11 vs. the Dallas Cowboys

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Adam Thielen
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Offensive MVP – Honorable Mentions

Other than turning the ball over twice, the Vikings put forth an excellent performance on offense. The line struggled to hold up against an aggressive Cowboys defense, but Minnesota  was still able to put up an excellent 430 yards against Dallas.

Normally, 28 points would be enough for the Vikings to get a win at U.S. Bank Stadium, but that wasn’t the case on Sunday. Still, it’s hard to be discouraged by what the Minnesota offense was able to accomplish.

Here are three Vikings offensive players who played extremely well, but weren’t named the MVP for this game.

Kirk Cousins – QB

If not for a blemish on his record from a sack-fumble, Kirk Cousins might have had one of the best games of his career. The quarterback connected on 22 of his 30 passes for 314 yards and three touchdowns, including several incredibly tight windows he hit with ease. He ended the day with a quarterback rating of 140.1.

Justin Jefferson – WR

Only five passes were thrown toward Justin Jefferson in this game and that is an absolute shame. The rookie receiver had a big day with the three catches he did make, putting up 86 yards and scoring a touchdown. The ball needs to be thrown his way MUCH more often in the future.

Dalvin Cook – RB

It’s odd that 115 yards on 27 carries is a bit of a disappointing stat line for Dalvin Cook, but that only speaks for how great of a running back he really is. He added five catches for 45 yards, giving him a total of 160 yards from scrimmage. Cook is absolutely dominating the rushing split, since Alexander Mattison only got one carry during the game.