Vikings QB Kirk Cousins claims primetime win was ‘step in the right direction’
After earning their previous six wins against teams with a combined record of 18-36-1, the Minnesota Vikings were able to get their biggest win of the season against a Dallas Cowboys team that hosts immense talent on both sides of the ball. Sunday night’s 28-24 victory served as a good measuring stick for Minnesota in terms of where they lie in a loaded NFC.
This was not the first time the Vikings played in a primetime game, but it is easily the most impressive they have looked so far. While quarterback Kirk Cousins did not get off to the best start this season, he has picked up his play as of late.
According to Chris Tomasson of the Twin Cities Pioneer Press, Cousins had this to say about his team’s primetime record and his play:
“Have we won them all? No. But to get this one was a great step in the right direction. Hopefully, we can get a few more here. We need to get a few more before the season ends.”
Since being called out by his own teammates after their Week 4 loss to the Bears, Cousins has looked like a new man. He has thrown for more than 280 yards four times and has totaled 15 touchdowns compared to just one interception in that span.
This five-week stretch has been encouraging for Vikings fans and the organization itself after handing over a three-year, $84 million contract to Cousins. If one were to take anything from Sunday’s win, it’s that with the help of Dalvin Cook, Cousins can lead a team to victory while having defenses respect his arm and making solid decisions.
This is a good sign for a Vikings team that is starting to look like a Super Bowl contender.