The year 2020 has not been the year we hoped it would be, but it certainly has not been what the Dallas Cowboys hoped it would be either.
With a 2-5 start, the Cowboys have really turned off the Super Bowl hype. A lot of that has to do with the injuries the Cowboys have suffered as a team. However, running back Ezekiel Elliott is going to focus on what the team can control.
“I think it’s just kind of 2020 summed up,”said Elliott, via ESPN’s Todd Archer. “You can’t really control up to this point. We have a lot of injuries. We haven’t played the best in some games.”
According to Elliott, he believes the Cowboys can still make a run at qualifying for the playoffs. The team plays the 2-4-1 Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. If the Cowboys can beat the Eagles, it would give Dallas first place in the NFC East.
Ezekiel Elliott never thought the Cowboys season would be like this. “I think it's just kind of 2020 summed up,” he said. “You can't really control up to this point. We have had a lot of injuries. We haven't played the best in some games. What we do… https://t.co/5KRRscF4GG
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) October 28, 2020
“What we do know is that I think if we this week, are we first in the division? We’re still right where we need to be,” Ezekiel Elliott said, via Archer. “We’re still at a place where we can make a run for the playoffs … We’ve got to figure out something fast. We’ve got to win this weekend.”
This season, Elliott has 458 yards on 113 rushes and five touchdowns and is on pace to finish with career lows in yards per carry (4.1), yards per game (65.4), rushes per game (16.1), and yards per reception (6.4). Not to mention, Elliott has five fumbles on the year, which is one off from his career high for a season and there are still nine games to go.