Run like 'Swiss chard'? Vikings' Dalvin Cook pulled 'Tonight Show' prank

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EAGAN, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook used a peculiar phrase a few weeks ago to describe his efforts as a rusher upon being named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

“I run yards like Swiss chard,” said Cook after totaling 226 yards and four touchdowns in a win over the Green Bay Packers. “That’s what it is.”

It turns out that expression is not standard nomenclature for Cook, but rather a line fed to him by producers of “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”

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The popular late-night talk show asked the likes of Cook, Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski, Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf and Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey and others to slip “nonsense phrases” in during their weekly media availability for a segment called “Drop It In.”

Gronkowski made headlines for comparing his chemistry with Tom Brady to drizzling maple syrup and invented an elaborate backstory

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