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RB Dalvin Cook Presents Another Tough Test for Cowboys Defense

To say that the run is a bit of an enigma through the first half of the is probably an understatement. We've seen them allow to run all over them in Week 5, but we also just saw them completely neutralize RB on . So, how will they fare with the NFL's leading rusher coming to town in Week 10?

You may or may not be aware of it, but RB is currently leading the NFL in rushing yards (894). He has been virtually unstoppable as both a runner and receiver out of the backfield this season and will provide yet another tough test for the Cowboys defense this week. Are they up to the challenge yet again?

The Dallas Cowboys are coming off a game in which they pretty much completely neutralized arguably one of the best, if not the best, running backs in the NFL. They only allowed Saquon Barkley to gain a measly 28 yards on the ground on 14 carries last week, which will hopefully be a confidence booster that allows them to do the same with Dalvin Cook.

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As good as the Vikings RB has been this season, the Dallas Cowboys might have a slight advantage that helps them shutdown Minnesota's . No to , but the return of will be an improvement to the Cowboys run D, as will having home-field advantage. Although, home-field advantage didn't help much when Aaron Jones came to town.

We all know the best way for the Dallas Cowboys to secure a victory is to put the game in QB hands by containing Dalvin Cook and the Vikings running game. That's going to be the for the Cowboys heading into this matchup, much like it was against the last week. It worked then and there's no reason to believe it won't work again.

The Minnesota Vikings may have a better than the Giants do right now, but I don't think they're that much better. That's why I believe the Cowboys new and improved defensive front after the addition of should be able to pick up where they left off last week in New York, especially with the hometown crowd rooting them on.

Now, containing Dalvin Cook will be no easy task for the Cowboys . But, they have all of the pieces in place to do just that. The only thing left to do is to go out and execute, which at times this season has been their downfall. Consistency is key here and hopefully they can build off of what they were able to do last week.

What do you think? Can the Dallas Cowboys neutralize Vikings RB Dalvin Cook?

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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You hit the nail right on the head. The D has to show consistency, week in and week out. Same thing for our OL. If both Lines can be consistently dominant & the Offense can quit shooting themselves in the foot, they have the ability to defeat anyone. But until they do, they’ll be known as a team that can’t beat great opponents.

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half of the season is gone and I am still not sure of the identity of this team. They proved that they can beat the easier teams if they just stop making mistakes, except for the Jets game which they seem totally unprepared to play, at least until the second half. The funny thing is that the second half of that game is where the defense started to dominate all the way up to and including the Giants game, so at least they are starting to be consistent. Now that the tough part of the schedule is here, the offense (which is #1 in the league in yards gained) has to stay consistent and error free the rest of the way. I think that only they can beat themselves.

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