The injury to Dak Prescott could hurt the Dallas Cowboys harder than they might have anticipated. In the absence of the 27-year old, veteran quarterback Andy Dalton started on Monday night against Kyler Murray’s Arizona Cardinals. However, things did not go as per plan for the home team who fell to a 10-38 loss to the the Cardinals. One person who was came under scrutiny was Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott.
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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott registered two fumbles on Monday
Dawg DBs are flying around on MNF
Byron Murphy recovers an Ezekiel Elliot fumble
— WestCoastCFB (@WestCoastCFB) October 20, 2020
After another below-par display on Monday night, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was subjected to widespread criticism, The seasoned NFL running back admitted that he was to blame for the Cardinals loss.
“I don’t think we can use [Prescott being gone] as an excuse. 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. I want to say I’m sorry and this one is on me. I need to be better,”
Meanwhile, here’s what Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said after the loss.
“We didn’t play very well on offense, defense or special teams. Most importantly, I didn’t coach very well. I have a continuing issue with ball security on my football team,” McCarthy told The Athletic.
The Jerry Jones-owned franchise face an uphill task ahead of them. In Dak Prescott’s absence, the Cowboys will only find it harder to make the playoffs this season.
Senior players on the roster such as Zeke, Amari Cooper, and now Andy Dalton must take initiative in order to spur a comeback. One way or another, we are sure that Dak Prescott will be keeping a close eye on results as he starts his rehabilitation process.
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