Vikings Depth Chart Ahead of Week 8 vs. Cowboys

The Minnesota Vikings are 2.5-point favorites versus the Dallas Cowboys at U.S. Bank Stadium.

A win over Dallas plops Minnesota one game over .500 for the first time since 2019, increasing playoffs optimism from the fanbase with ultra-challenging opponents on the docket in Weeks 9, 10, and 11.

Also, here is the injury report — no Michael Pierce and Patrick Jones II and Dede Westbrook are up in the air.

Here’s the depth chart for Week 8:

— Offense —


QB1: Kirk Cousins
QB2: Sean Mannion
QB3: Kellen Mond

Running Back

RB1: Dalvin Cook
RB2: Alexander Mattison
RB3: Kene Nwangwu


FB1: C.J. Ham

Wide Receiver

WR1: Adam Thielen
WR2: Justin Jefferson
WR3: K.J. Osborn
WR4: Dede Westbrook (Questionable)
WR5: Ihmir Smith-Marsette
WR6: Dan Chisena

Tight End

TE1: Tyler Conklin
TE2: Chris Herndon

** Luke Stocker will likely be activated at TE3.

Left Tackle

LT1: Christian Darrisaw
LT2: Rashod Hill

Right Tackle

RT1: Brian O’Neill
RT2: Blake Brandel


C1: Garrett Bradbury
C2: Mason Cole

Left Guard

LG1: Ezra Cleveland

Right Guard

RG1: Oli Udoh
RG2: Wyatt Davis

— Defense — 

Left Defensive End

LDE1: Danielle Hunter
LDE2: Patrick Jones II (Doubtful)

** Kenny Willekes will likely be activated.

Right Defensive End

RDE1: Everson Griffen
RDE2: D.J. Wonnum

Nose Tackle

NT1: Armon Watts
NT2: James Lynch

3-Tech Defensive Tackle

3DT1: Dalvin Tomlinson
3DT2: Sheldon Richardson

Strongside Linebacker

SLB1: Anthony Barr
SLB2: Blake Lynch
SLB3: Ryan Connelly

Middle Linebacker

MLB1: Eric Kendricks
MLB2: Troy Dye

Weakside Linebacker

WLB1: Nick Vigil
WLB2: Chazz Surratt


CB1: Bashaud Breeland
CB2: Mackensie Alexander
CB3: Cameron Dantzler
CB4: Kris Boyd
CB5: Harrison Hand

Strong Safety

SS1: Harrison Smith
SS2 Josh Metellus

Free Safety

FS1: Xavier Woods
FS2: Camryn Bynum

— Special Teams —


K: Greg Joseph


P: Jordan Berry

Long Snapper

LS: Andrew DePaola

Kick Returner

KR1: Kene Nwangwu

Punt Returner

PR1: Dede Westbrook (Questionable)
PR2: K.J. Osborn

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).