Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot was out of Sunday’s Week 9 defeat to the Denver Broncos due to a right knee injury. Elliott was unable to finish the game due to the humiliating defeat at home. He tried to explain the injury but it seemed more bothersome than the injury.
“It’s something that I’ve been dealing the past couple of weeks. Elliott stated that it was just a man who landed on it during his post-game press conference.
Elliot, who had 51 yards on 10 carries while gaining 25 yards on three receptions, was beaten down after a first-half tote. He then gingerly walked to the sidelines. He was seen sitting on the bench, with a wrap around the knee. This was his admission that it was a heating pad.
He said, “It helped just keep it warm, which is just the most important thing, keeping it warmer.”
As Dallas failed to establish a ground attack against Broncos, Elliott switched series with Tony Pollard. He rushed just 78 yards in 57 offensive plays. The Cowboys trailed 30-0 at the end of the fourth quarter. This was partly due to inordinate game flow and a vulnerable offensive line that provided little push.
Elliott stated, “I think we ran it alright today.” “I think we all need to do better offensively. We need to be more physically active and protect the quarterback. Gotta execute.”
While Elliott’s practice time is likely to be limited, the team doesn’t seem concerned about Elliott’s condition for Week 10, an early-afternoon matchup at home against the Atlanta Falcons.
Mike McCarthy , head coach of the team, said that “He will be fine” during a news conference on Monday. November 8.
The Cowboys’ unusual (to be put lightly) performance was due to an offensive line that was remodeled in the absence star left tackle Tyron Smith who had an ankle injury and had to miss the game.
Terence Steele replaced Smith and La’el Collins was inserted as right tackle. The Broncos won the line of scrimmage with five hits and two sacks for quarterback Dak Prescott. They also had consistently leaky blocking, which allowed them to control the scoreboard.
Unfortunately for the Cowboys as of writing, Smith’s impending return against the Falcons and Steele’s elimination from the lineup aren’t yet slam dunk promises.
McCarthy stated that Steele would benefit from another week of practice, if necessary, in a Monday presser.
Stephen Jones, Cowboys vice-president, spoke more positively during Monday’s radio interview on 105.3 the Fan. He expressed hope for the seven-time Pro Bowl blindside protector.
“You would like to see him get a training session this week so he can play. Jones stated via Jon Machota, The Athletic. He had a great week last week.”
Zeke: We need to be accountable
For the Cowboys, this is what you should say: There are no pity parties for The Star. It’s quite the opposite. Ask Dan Quinn, defensive coordinator, who is preparing to face off against the Falcons for his first match since being fired as head coach.
Quinn stated Monday that there is no time for “reminiscing down the past, we have some s*** to fix”, to reporters.
Elliott believes that all sides of the ball, and all those involved, must make amends for the fatal flaws which contributed to Denver’s dominant victory.
He said, “Just holding everybody accountable, making sure that everyone is held responsible,” after the game. “Making certain that we’re doing the right thing, making sure we do what’s necessary to win more football matches.”