4 most disappointing Vikings in their Week 11 loss to the Cowboys

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Chris Jones – CB

The Vikings cornerback trio was not on their game against the Cowboys in Week 11 and the worst one of them all could of very well been Chris Jones.

Jones was signed a few weeks back and he was quickly inserted into Minnesota’s secondary. He actually played fairly well for not having been part of the system for long and he helped the Vikings win three straight games.

It all came crumbling down though for Jones in Week 11 and he had one of the worst plays of the Vikings’ entire miserable 2020 season.

Before we get into the play itself, it’s worth just looking at Jones’ stats for the day. He mustered just one tackle and he was extremely soft in his coverage. The play he failed to make was on the 42-yard touchdown run by Dallas running back Tony Pollard.

The Cowboys were trying to get back into the game and they began to pound the ball. Minnesota’s defense played like they had never seen a run before and they were giving up big chunks of yardage on the ground to Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott.

The Cowboys decided to give Zeke a break and they allowed Pollard to have a carry. He took it, found a hole, and there was only one man on the Vikings defense who had a chance to stop him after a short gain and that was Jones.

Instead of making the play, Jones just kind of stuck his hands out and let Pollard go by. It was a cowardly effort and one that is a cuttable offense especially on a defense led by Mike Zimmer.

Jones had been playing well for the Vikings up until Week 11. But his disappointing effort on that Pollard run and his disappointing showing in Minnesota’s loss to Dallas should get him demoted.