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Dalvin Cook Has Badass Quote About Massive Workload

Isaiah De Los Santos
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook isn't afraid to take on the bulk of his team's carries.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook isn't afraid to take on the bulk of his team's carries. / Stephen Maturen/Getty Images
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Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is one of the league's premier talents at the position. He's known for being a workhorse and shouldering more than his fair share of the team's offense, often carrying the Vikings (literally) to success.

After Week 13, when Cook saw a huge workload even by his standards, it'd be normal if he was tired. Yet Cook is not normal.

Even with three days of rest, his fatigue from his prior game would be understandable. Yet this stallion of running back is ready to keep on going, which illustrates how much of a freak of nature he really is.

Cook has been the heart and soul of the Vikings' offense. He's leading the league in rushing touchdowns (13) and is second in both attempts (251) and yards (1,250).

Cook's Week 13 performance was nothing short of Herculean. He turned 32 carries into 120 yards while adding 6 receptions for another 59 yards. Impressively, the running back played in 87% of his team's offensive snaps, which is the second most snaps he's played in a game all season.

There are reasonable concerns that the Vikings will run Cook into the ground. Running backs rarely have long careers, especially top talents who endure increased usage and more hits. Yet Cook seems unfazed by his team's demands, which is nothing short of incredible. Hopefully he can keep on running for as long as he wants.


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