Zeke has never fumbled this much. Literally.
So far this season, Ezekiel Elliott has six fumbles on the season. His career-high is seven for a whole season.
Instead of putting the team on his back, Elliott was the main catalyst in the Dallas Cowboys trailing 14-0. Elliott fumbled the ball on two straight drives and at one point was benched for backup Tony Pollard.
Elliott is taking a proactive step to ensure that this does not become a trend. When speaking to the media on Wednesday, Elliott revealed how he handled the situation.
“I just wanted to let them know how terrible I felt,” said Elliott, via ProFootballTalk. “And that I’m supposed to be a guy this team and this offense can rely on and lean on when things get rough, and I just wasn’t that last Monday night. [I told the team] that I was sorry and I promise [to get it right].”
Elliott mentioned that he apologized to his teammates and that “he promised them that he’d fix the mistake.” Moving forward, Elliott revealed that he has a plan after looking at film.
“What I did was I went back to high school days, I went back and got cut ups of all my fumbles ever, and then looked at them and looked at what I did wrong and what I could have done better,” Elliott said. “That’s what I’ve been doing this week, just kind of studying my fumbles and seeing where things went wrong and what I can do to keep that ball tighter and have better ball security.”
After the game, Zeke put the team’s loss on his shoulders.
“I’m just going to keep saying it over and over – I started the game out with two fumbles, gave the ball away and gave them all the momentum they need to go take off,” Elliott said. “ I want to say I’m sorry and this one’s on me. I need to be better.”
The Cowboys will be hopeful that Zeke can fix the issue as the Washington Football Team, at 1-5, will be the team’s next opponent.