Vikings record-seekers vs. Cowboys

Mike Zimmer is building quite the preseason reputation for the Minnesota Vikings.

GAME NOTES VS. COWBOYS

  • The Vikings are 4-0 in preseason for the eighth time in their 55 seasons, 33-21-1 overall.

  • Mike Zimmer is the first head coach in franchise history to win his first eight preseason games.
    1) 8-0 Mike Zimmer, 2014-15
    2) 7-1 Dennis Green, 1992-93

  • The Vikings have faced Dallas in the preseason 13 times, sixth-most by an opponent. Dallas was the Vikings’ first preseason opponent on Aug. 5, 1961 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Here is the list of opponents the Vikings have faced the most in the preseason:
    1) 20 Miami, 1966-2001
    2) 16 Kansas City, 1968-2014
    3T 14 Arizona, 1962-2014
    3T) 14 San Diego, 1971-2012
    3T) 14 Seattle, 1979-2011
    6T) 13 Dallas, 1961-2015
    6T) 13 Pittsburgh, 1965-2015

  • With the win over Dallas, the Vikings are now 5-4-1 in Dallas, 6-6-1 overall during the preseason.

  • The Vikings have eight kickoffs returned for a TD in team preseason history.
    1T) 1 in 1962
    1T) 1 in 1972
    1T) 1 in 1975
    1T) 1 in 1983
    1T) 1 in 2001
    1T) 1 in 2009
    1T) 1 in 2013
    1T) 1 in 2015

  • Cordarrelle Patterson’s 107-yard kickoff return for a TD was the second-longest in team history in preseason, and longest on the road.
    1) 109t Marcus Sherels vs. Tennessee, 8/29/2013
    2) 107t Cordarrelle Patterson @ Dallas, 8/29/2015
    3) 99t Clinton Jones vs. San Diego, 8/12/1972
    4) 75 Bill Harris vs. N.Y. Giants, 9/6/1969
    5) 73 Darius Reynaud vs. Seattle, 8/28/2010

  • Chase Ford’s two-point conversion is only the seventh in team preseason history.
    1) 2 Dave Osborn @ Denver, 8/17/1968 (run & Cuozzo)
    2T) 1 Chase Ford @ Dallas, 8/29/2015 (Heinicke)
    2T) 1 Jarius Wright vs. Arizona, 8/16/2014 (Bridgewater)
    2T) 1 Matt Cercone vs. Cleveland, 8/10/2002 (Wynn)
    2T) 1 Gene Washington vs. Kansas City, 8/10/1968 (Kapp)
    2T) 1 Gene Washington @ Denver, 8/17/1968 (Cuozzo)

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