Injured Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins shows off his ‘Dad Swag’ on ‘ManningCast’

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Vikings franchise quarterback Kirk Cousins has become known for his Dad Swag.

It started when he rocked a short-sleeve buttoned-up shirt at the podium last season after the Vikings earned a Week 1 win over the Packers. On that particular day, Twin Cities radio personality Dana Wessel tweeted a screenshot of Cousins with the caption, “You just know this dude is rolling in Kohl’s Cash.” The movement took off from there with Cousins actually partnering with Kohl’s in response.

Maybe it shouldn’t come as a surprise then that Cousins, who is out for the rest of the season with an injury, used his appearance on this week’s “ManningCast” to further promote his Dad Swag. He released a promo video before he went on with Manning brothers — Peyton and Eli host an alternative broadcast of Monday Night Football — during which he filmed himself in his closet trying on different outfits.

“Just bought this one,” Cousins said of the cardigan he was wearing at the time. “I had a bunch of Kohl’s Cash burning a hole in my pocket.”

Naturally, he settled on the cardigan for his chat with the Manning brothers, then he hilariously revealed a “Kohl’s Cash” chain to the camera. The jewelry was an ode to the “Kirko Chainz” persona he picked up last season when he was filmed shirtless on the team plane with multiple chains around his neck.

Though his Dad Swag was a major topic of conversation during Monday’s alternative broadcast while the Titans beat the Dolphins 28-27 and the Giants beat the Packers 22-21, Cousins also opened up on everything, from tirelessly attacking his rehab from a torn Achilles tendon to positing a video of himself throwing passes to his son Cooper in the basement of the family home.

Flores judges Pace’s backflip

After making an interception in Las Vegas on Sunday that effectively sealed the Vikings’ 3-0 win over the Raiders, rookie linebacker Ivan Pace Jr. did a backflip in the end zone to celebrate.

What did defensive coordinator Brian Flores think of his acrobatics?

“I was shocked,” Flores said. “I couldn’t believe he stuck the landing. Obviously he’s an athletically talented guy. Hopefully he has a reason to do more backflips.”

Joseph comes up clutch

Never mind that kicker Greg Joseph had missed a field goal earlier in Sunday’s game. There was no doubt from special-teams coordinator Matt Daniels when Joseph attempted the 36-yard field goal that proved to be the difference.

“He really responded the right way,” Daniels said. “He’s a guy that comes up clutch when we need him the most.”

Joseph is 19 of 25 on field-goal attempts this season.


Not surprisingly, right tackle Brian O’Neill (ankle), running back Alexander Mattison (ankle) and receiver Jalen Nailor (concussion) were absent from a walkthrough practice on Tuesday afternoon.

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