Vikings WR Thielen, NT Joseph ruled out vs. Cowboys


Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen and nose tackle Linval Joseph have been ruled out of Sunday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys, the team announced Friday.

Thielen missed his third straight practice on Friday with a hamstring injury and is considered “week to week,” according to coach Mike Zimmer.

Joseph, who has an ailing knee, was downgraded from a full participant on Wednesday to a non-participant one day later.

Safety Andrew Sendejo also was ruled out with a groin injury against Dallas (5-3).

Thielen missed Minnesota’s 19-9 victory over the Washington Redskins on Oct. 24 with a hamstring injury. The sixth-year wideout returned in last Sunday’s 26-23 setback against the Kansas City Chiefs, but he played just seven snaps before leaving the game.

The 29-year-old Thielen has 27 receptions for 391 yards and six touchdowns this season. He also has one rushing score.

Thielen has recorded 320 career receptions for 4,288 yards and 25 touchdowns in his career. He has been named to each of the past two Pro Bowls.

Joseph, 31, has collected 31 tackles, three sacks and one forced fumble this season for the Vikings (6-3).

Also on Friday, Minnesota listed cornerback Trae Waynes (ankle) and defensive end Stephen Weatherly (groin) as questionable to face the Cowboys.