Matt Vensel is in his first year at the Star Tribune after covering the Ravens for the Baltimore Sun for six years. He is a Pittsburgh native and a Penn State grad. Follow him at @mattvensel.


Mark Craig has covered the NFL for 23 years, and the Vikings since 2003 for the Star Tribune. He is one of 44 Pro Football Hall of Fame selectors. Follow him at @markcraignfl.


Master Tesfatsion is the Star Tribune’s digital Vikings writer. He is a 2013 graduate of Arizona State and worked for mlb.com before arriving in Minneapolis. Follow him at @masterstrib.


Back to work

Posted by: under Injury report, Vikings, Brad Childress, Vikings offense, Vikings players, Brad Childress, Brett Favre Updated: January 13, 2010 - 9:48 AM

The Vikings have known since Saturday they were going to meet the Dallas Cowboys in the divisional playoffs on Sunday at the Metrodome. Today, preparations for that game will begin in earnest at Winter Park.

The Vikings had light workouts on Sunday and Monday before taking their normal day off Tuesday. The coaching staff began preparing for the Cowboys last week even before Dallas beat Philadelphia in its first-round playoff game. 

Much of the game plan will be installed over the next two days during practices. The Vikings news conferences today will include coach Brad Childress and quarterback Brett Favre. We'll have reaction from both as well as the first injury report of the week from the Vikings and Cowboys later this afternoon. Chip also will be talking to players in the Vikings locker room. (Chip is extremely upset about what happened with the Tennessee football program last night so he's not in a very good mood right now.)

Our NFL writer, Mark Craig, will be in Dallas starting today covering the Cowboys so check his blog for reaction from the Vikings opponent.

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