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Notebook: Focus still on the run

E.J. Henderson (Tom Dahlin/Viking Update)

The Cowboys are putting up some big passing numbers, but the Vikings defense always focuses first on stopping the run. However, that aspect of the defense hasn't been going as well as hoped recently. So what's going with the run defense? Leslie Frazier and his defenders explain.

The Vikings enter every game saying their defense wants to stop the run. But for the first time in three years, they weren't able to hold a team to fewer than 150 yards rushing when the New York Jets rushed for 155 against them on Monday night. Now the Vikings face a Cowboys team on Sunday afternoon that at least has well-known names that would seem to be able to do damage on the ground as well...

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