5 most disappointing Vikings in the loss to the Cowboys

(Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports) Kirk Cousins
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Cameron Dantzler (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
Cameron Dantzler (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) /

CB Cam Dantzler

Bashaud Breeland was horrible against the Cowboys but Cam Dantzler wasn’t much better. Like Breeland, Dantzler allowed huge cushions to the man he was covering, resulting in easy completions for Cooper Rush.

He also dropped an interception that would’ve sealed the game. Late in the second half, he had a pass that he attempted to scoop off the ground but instead of breaking on it quickly, he kind of sat there and watched it, and while it was initially ruled a catch on the field, the replay showed it clearly hit the ground first. Dantzler also missed his fair share of tackles including whiffing on Zeke Elliott that resulted in a first down and the Cowboys go-ahead score.

Dantzler’s biggest offense was his coverage on that aforementioned go-ahead touchdown. Instead of turning around and seeing where the ball was at, Dantzler body guarded Cooper who easily went up and high-pointed the ball over his head. If Dantzler had his head turned around, he could’ve made a better play on the ball and maybe even batted it away.

Dantzler was making his first start of the season in place of Patrick Peterson and the inexperienced showed. He needs to step it up against Baltimore if the Vikings are going to get back to .500.