4 silver linings from the Vikings horrible loss to the Cowboys

(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Patrick Peterson
(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Patrick Peterson /
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The Minnesota Vikings were embarrassed 40-3 at home by the Dallas Cowboys in Week 11. While things are gloomy after the defeat, there are a few silver linings to take from the loss.

The Minnesota Vikings got slapped around by the Dallas Cowboys at home in an embarrassing 40-3 loss this past Sunday.

Things went south from the start for the Purple, as Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins fumbled on the third play of the game, and a series later, Minnesota tight end T.J. Hockenson dropped a routine catch for a touchdown.

While those two miscues weren’t great, they weren’t the reason the Vikings lost so badly. Minnesota was manhandled in the trenches. The Vikings‘ offensive line was especially brutal, as Cousins was pressured on more than 60 percent of his dropbacks to the tune of seven sacks on the day.

The Cowboys had no problem giving Dak Prescott time in the pocket to find wide-open receivers or opening up holes for their talented tandem of running backs to saunter through. It was a game that was completely lopsided and an outcome no one saw coming.

While this game was embarrassing and tough to watch, there were a few positives to come out of it. We will try to list a few as the Vikings look to get back on track and put this abomination in the rearview mirror.