5 most disappointing Vikings in the loss to the Cowboys

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The Minnesota Vikings lost to the Dallas Cowboys, dropping their record to 3-4. Here are the most disappointing Vikings in that defeat.

The Minnesota Vikings lost at home to a backup quarterback in a nationally televised game on Halloween. The Dallas Cowboys came to town and sat Dak Prescott to heal in favor of Cooper Rush and were still able to beat the Minnesota Vikings and their hapless offensive attack.

It was an extremely frustrating game for Vikings fans to watch. The offense had a great opening first drive but then went back to their gutless, not to lose, play-calling instead of trying to put the game away by lighting up the scoreboard. Fullback CJ Ham was the favorite target of Kirk Cousins as check-downs and passes short of the sticks, became the norm for the offense through the final three-quarters of the game.

Defensively, things were slightly better. Mike Zimmer’s bread and butter were able to force two turnovers but the inept offensive couldn’t cash in either of them. The coverage by the corners was spotty all game long though, and when the team needed a stop in the worst way, Anthony Barr, Mack Alexander, and Cameron Dantzler couldn’t stop Zeke Elliott on a check down and he plowed for a first down that lead to the game-winning score.

Basically, every member of the team was disappointing in this one, but here’s a list of the five biggest offenders.