Vikings running back Dalvin Cook selected to Pro Bowl as injury replacement

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has made the Pro Bowl after all.

After initially missing the cut, Cook on Tuesday was named an injury replacement for Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard, who broke his leg in last Sunday’s loss to San Francisco in the second round of the NFC playoffs.

This will be Cook’s fourth straight Pro Bowl appearance. He recently played a full season for the first time in his NFL career, finishing with 264 carries for 1,173 yards, as well as 39 catches for 295 yards.

His biggest highlight from this season came late in a Week 15 win over the Indianapolis Colts. After falling behind 33-0 at halftime, the Vikings completed the comeback when Cook caught a screen pass wide of the line of scrimmage and took it 64 yards to the house.

In addition to Cook, the Vikings have quarterback Kirk Cousins, wide receiver Justin Jefferson, tight end T.J. Hockenson, outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith and long snapper Andrew DePaola all slated to attend the Pro Bowl.

The annual spectacle will look different this season with various skills competitions replacing the actual game between the NFC and AFC. There will be a flag football game at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Feb. 5 to close out the week of action.

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