Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was not accusing some portion of Monday night’s 38-10 misfortune to the Arizona Cardinals on quarterback Dak Prescott’s nonappearance. He was putting everything on himself.
“I don’t figure we can blame that,” Elliott said of not having Prescott, who endured a season-finishing compound break and disjoined right lower leg in Week 5. “I’m simply going to continue saying it again and again. I began the game out with two bungles, parted with the ball and gave them all the energy they require to go take off. I need to state I’m heartbroken and this one is on me. I should be better.”
Elliott got done with 49 yards on 12 conveys and got a group high eight passes yet for only 31 yards. Notwithstanding, it was bungles on consecutive drives in the first and second quarters that changed the game.
The main mishandle came subsequent to getting a short pass from Andy Dalton on second down, however wellbeing Budda Baker stripped the ball free and Jordan Phillips recuperated. Eleven plays later Kyler Murray and Christian Kirk snared for a 6-yard flip for a score.
Two plays into the following belonging, Elliott mishandled once more, with Phillips jabbing the ball free at the Dallas 30. Five plays later, Arizona running back Kenyan Drake scored the Cardinals’ subsequent score and gave them a 14-0 lead.
“That is to say, when you’re bumbling each game clearly groups will secure on it and take the plunge much more,” Elliott said. “That is significantly to a greater extent an explanation I have to sort it out, man. I would prefer not to continue discussing it, yet I must sort out an approach to sort it out.”
At the point when the Cowboys took the field after Elliott’s subsequent bobble, Tony Pollard was the running back. At the point when Elliott got back to the field after eight snaps, there was a mumble among the group.
“Each player that plays in this class, the same on our football crew, on the off chance that you don’t deal with the football, it influences your chances,” mentor Mike McCarthy said. “Tony got a chance, and I figured he did some truly beneficial things with his chances.”
Elliott has lost a vocation high four bumbles in six games, and adversaries have transformed each takeaway into a score. Information research, Elliot has a greater number of mishandles lost in 133 conveys than every one of the nine of the NFL’s other top 10 rushers consolidated in 1,104 contacts (three).
“I’m parting with the ball,” Elliott said. “I wasn’t helping my group. I figure they made the best choice and gave a portion of those reps to Pollard, yet I can’t do that. I must be a person this group can incline toward, particularly on occasions such as right now with so a significant number of our starters hurt and not playing. So it’s not adequate, and I have to sort it out.”
Elliott said he centers around keeping the ball tight practically speaking. The Cowboys do ballhandling drills each day by and by.
“I simply got the chance to have a short memory,” Elliott said. “I must get that behind me and play some great ball and jump on a roll.”
Elliott has gone a profession long six games without a 100-yard excursion. He had a five-game dry spell in Weeks 10-14 last season, however had not gone multiple games to open a season without a 100-yard execution before 2020.
A portion of that can be nailed to a safeguard that has battled, yet 84 of the 218 focuses the Cowboys (2-4) have permitted this season have fallen off turnovers.
“He gets that. He realizes that,” Dalton said. “Zeke will sort this thing out.”
Elliott additionally knows he needs to sort it out rapidly.
“By the day’s end, Zeke is our ringer cow, and we have to hit the nail on the head,” McCarthy said. “He’s aspect of the arrangement. He will be essential for the achievement. We need to hit the nail on the head. We need to deal with the football, and that is for everyone that contacts the football in our group.”
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