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Josh Freeman out for Minnesota Vikings vs. Cowboys

We already knew that Christian Ponder would start at quarterback on Sunday for the Minnesota Vikings, but who would back him up against the Dallas Cowboys remained a mystery.

Until now.

Josh Freeman will be inactive Sunday, the team announced. 

That leaves Matt Cassel in the No. 2 role after Freeman missed last week's game with the concussion he suffered in his first Vikings start back in Week 7. Freeman has appeared in just one game since signing a one-year, $3 million contract with the Vikings last month. He was cleared medically this week, so he's a healthy scratch. 

"Christian gives us the best chance to win," coach Leslie Frazier said Friday, but it's hard to find a team more lost at the quarterback position.

Ponder, Freeman and Cassel each have earned starts this season, but the Vikings are mired at 1-6 and don't have a passer to hitch their wagon to. Add Minnesota to the list of teams that will look to the draft for help under center.

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