Cook either took a handoff or caught a pass on nine of the 13 offensive plays that the Vikings' starting offense ran against the Buffalo Bills. He finished with five runs for 13 yards and four receptions for 30 yards.
"He got what was there," head coach Mike Zimmer said. "The thing I liked about him was when it got into tight quarters, he lowered his shoulder and tried to fight for the extra couple yards."
Related players: Latavius Murray, Jerrick McKinnon
The story said Cook has put himself into position to win the starting job while Murray continues to rehab from ankle surgery. Both Murray and McKinnon didn't play in the team's preseason opener.