Zimmer: 'Possibility' Dalvin Cook plays Vikings-Rams


The Minnesota Vikings' offense could have their workhorse running back on the field for a big NFC showdown in Los Angeles.

Coach Mike Zimmer said Tuesday there is a "possibility" Dalvin Cook plays Thursday night against the Rams (a game airing on FOX, NFL Network and streaming on Amazon Prime Video).

Cook missed Sunday's blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills because of a hamstring injury. While the Vikings listed Cook as a DNP for a hypothetical Monday session, Cook participated in Tuesday's portion of practice open to the media and officially was ruled a limited participant.

The Vikings sorely missed their dual-threat back in Week 3. The running game was ineffective early, and Minnesota relied on the passing attack after getting down big. Latavius Murray, starting for Cook, earned just one yard on two rushing attempts, while undrafted free agent Mike Boone picked up 11 yards on two attempts.

Given the tenuous nature of hamstring injuries, it's questionable how much run Cook could get if he's active on Thursday against the Rams.