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Cook:  “I got it out of the way and now it’s time for me to hone in on what we’re doing as an offense. My knee is fine. It’s ready to go. I’m ready to play. In practice, I’m trying to help myself by finishing runs and finishing plays to get myself in that type of shape. Once the game comes around, it’s a different story. It’ll be a mental thing on the other side with pushing through and wanting to get it done.”

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/09/06/with-preseason-out-of-the-way-dalvin-cook-is-ready-to-go/

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Dalvin Cook’s uncle, who is younger than him and was like a brother to him, remains in an induced coma after being shot through the neck and throat, the Minnesota Vikings star running back said Friday.

Cook: “I stayed with my grandmother all my life, which is his mother. It’s just been me and him all our life. That’s all we know. I was in practice yesterday having a great practice, having fun. I came off the field. I had a lot of phone calls, by the time I got my phone, [Vikings head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman] had walked up on me and he broke me the news. That’s when all the phone calls and all the text messages were seen.”

Cook said he talked to Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, head coach Mike Zimmer and running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu about the situation. They told him he could handle the next few days however he wanted to, but Cook wants to play in Sunday’s regular-season opener at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis against the San Francisco 49ers and “for sure” use his concern for his uncle as inspiration.

https://247sports.com/nfl/minnesota-vikings/Article/Dalvin-Cook-playing-Sunday-after-family-member-shot-121545056

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1 hour ago, vike daddy said:

Dalvin Cook’s uncle, who is younger than him and was like a brother to him, remains in an induced coma after being shot through the neck and throat, the Minnesota Vikings star running back said Friday.

Cook: “I stayed with my grandmother all my life, which is his mother. It’s just been me and him all our life. That’s all we know. I was in practice yesterday having a great practice, having fun. I came off the field. I had a lot of phone calls, by the time I got my phone, [Vikings head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman] had walked up on me and he broke me the news. That’s when all the phone calls and all the text messages were seen.”

Cook said he talked to Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, head coach Mike Zimmer and running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu about the situation. They told him he could handle the next few days however he wanted to, but Cook wants to play in Sunday’s regular-season opener at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis against the San Francisco 49ers and “for sure” use his concern for his uncle as inspiration.

https://247sports.com/nfl/minnesota-vikings/Article/Dalvin-Cook-playing-Sunday-after-family-member-shot-121545056

Damn that sucks. Hopefully he's stable. I imagine Cook will be doing back right after the game

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that's absolutely awful. from what i've heard induced comas are pretty much a hail mary option to save the life. 

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Cook was told Jones should make a full recovery, but the coma was induced to help with his breathing after the bullet entered from the neck and back and came out through his throat, through his face.

Police described the shooting as a drive-by, according to the Associated Press, and Cook said it may have been a case of “wrong time, wrong place” for his younger relatives.

https://247sports.com/nfl/minnesota-vikings/Article/Dalvin-Cook-playing-Sunday-after-family-member-shot-121545056

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With Kirk Cousins at quarterback, the Vikings’ passing game has been impressive, having 669 yards, six touchdowns and one interception in two games. Meanwhile, Cook and the running game have struggled to rekindle what he experienced early as a rookie. Through two games, Cook now has just 78 yards and no rushing touchdowns, although he has become a bigger part of the passing game. As a team, the Vikings are averaging 3.7 yards per carry. Cook is averaging 3.0.

Cook: “We haven’t lost, so that’s a good thing. We’re throwing the ball pretty good. I think we’re doing just enough to keep teams unbalanced. Some runs have been there, some runs got called back. We’ve just got to stay true to what we do and things are going to pop. It’s only Week 3. It’s early. No need to go in panic mode or nothing like that. We’re doing some things right. We’re getting W’s, so the run game is going to pop.”

https://247sports.com/nfl/minnesota-vikings/Article/Dalvin-Cook-Running-game-is-going-to-pop-122180104/

 

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Dalvin Cook, playing his first game since Week 4 after returning from a strained hamstring, found a big hole on the left side of the Vikings’ line in the second quarter, racing 70 yards on the longest run of his career to set up Thielen’s touchdown. According to NFL Next Gen Stats, Cook reached a top speed of 22.08 mph on the run, making him the fastest ball carrier in the NFL this season.

Cook: " It’s a great feeling to be back suited up.”

http://www.startribune.com/vikings-set-team-sack-record-in-24-9-victory-over-detroit-as-danielle-hunter-stands-out/499569301/

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Good to have him back. Hopefully he'll be 100% ready to go after the bye.

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Glad to have him back as well. Hopefully he'll be the "missing piece" the offense needs to fire on all cylinders. He's gotta secure that pitch from Cousins though!

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Cook definitely adds that home run element. I think there's still work to be done, outside of his big run, seems like the run game was held in check. 

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Thielen: “It’s night and day with him and without him. He’s a dynamic football player. He’s a big play waiting to happen at all times. The great part about him is he can block, he can run, he can catch. He can make make people miss. He can be a physical guy. He can be a speed guy. It’s just so fun to watch.”

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/11/05/vikings-find-its-night-and-day-difference-with-dalvin-cook-in-lineup/

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