Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer Compares 2016 Cowboys to 90’s Dynasty

    is a smart man that has been around professional football for a long time. In his first head position in the NFL – taking over the Vikings job in 2014 – Zimmer comes from the , Falcons, and Bengals, coaching with the Cowboys from 1994-2006 first as a and later as the .

    His current Vikings have resembled Zimmer's style of old-school defensive football accompanied by a balanced, ball-control .

    As for Minnesota's next opponent, Zimmer also sees plenty of similarities to glory days of the past from the Cowboys.

    When asked about comparing his former Cowboys teams to this 2016 squad, Zimmer said:

    “Yeah, it does remind me a lot of what we had in Dallas at the time” – Mike Zimmer

    Zimmer went into further detail about what's made the 2016 Cowboys so special, comparing to , and praising as the best player on the best in football.

    Looking back at his own team, the Vikings offensive line has struggled as of late to protect their new QB in , as the once 5-0 Vikings have lost 5 of their last 6.

    Zimmer can reminisce about the great Cowboys' offenses that he witnessed in Dallas all he wants, but the real key to Thursday's game could be this scrappy Cowboys (far from -studded groups that he coached decades ago) and how they can slow down Minessota's offense.

    isn't just going to be watchable this week, it's going to be impossible to turn away.

    Use the comment section below to discuss Zimmer's comparison with the 2016 Cowboys, or anything else related to this week's match up!

    Sean Martin
    Sean Martin
    Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.


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