But it’s the total package of Dalvin Cook's performance -- rushing, receiving and pass blocking -- that’s going to force teams to bring their big-boy pants and then some as they scheme for the explosive rookie.
“If I can’t pass protect, I’m not going to be out there, plain and simple,” Cook said. “I have to protect Case [Keenum] or whoever is back there. That’s part of my game, and that’s something I have to do as my job.”
It was a bit of a coming out party for Cook in Week 3. The story said he finally showed what he can do in the passing game, catching all five targets for 72 yards. Eight of the Vikings first nine plays went to Cook.