Dalvin Cook 'time for everybody to know I can play football'

After recovering from knee surgery, Dalvin Cook was excited to make his return to game action for the Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS -- Dalvin Cook's return to game action was short-lived.

It was enough for the Minnesota Vikings' second-year running back to feel the physicality of the game and show he's back.

Cook played on the first series of Minnesota's 21-20 win against the Seattle Seahawks in Friday's third preseason game. Cook had two carries for one total yard and did convert a third-down run. He was also targeted on a broken play for a screen where quarterback Kirk Cousins had to quickly get rid of the ball for an incompletion.

I was excited," Cook said. "Nerves come with any football game. But I was more excited. I had to calm myself down more than anything. I was ready to play so I was just excited.

Cook only played about four to five plays before leaving the game and giving way to Latavius Murray.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer wouldn't say whether Cook will play in the fourth preseason game -- unlikely because many of Minnesota's starters will likely sit out -- and said he hasn't told Cook of his plans yet.

Whatever part of the plan is, Im going to be out there ready to go," Cook said. "So at this point, I got in, I got banged up a little bit, got that out of the way. Now its just time for everybody to know I can play football.

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