‘Don’t Think It Matters’ – Ezekiel Elliott Issues Blatant Response to His Doubters

Published 09/23/2021, 5:48 PM EDT
Nov 26, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) and Washington Football Team defensive end Chase Young (99) in action during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Football Team at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy endured a tough start to his life in Texas. The Cowboys finished 3rd in the NFC East last season in the absence of star quarterback Dak Prescott.

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Apart from a poor defensive display, the failure of experienced players to step in and make up for Dak’s presence was a reason behind their below-par finish. One player who was subjected to major criticism in 2020 was big-name running back, Ezekiel Elliott.

Oct 4, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) runs the ball in the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Zeke finished the season with 979 rushing yards and 6 rushing touchdowns. His output has significantly dropped since he signed a contract extension in 2019.

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It is important to remember that Elliott signed a six-year extension with the Cowboys worth $90 million ($50 million in guarantees). This will keep him in Dallas until 2026.

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Ezekiel Elliott is not letting his naysayers get to him this season

In 2 games for Dallas Cowboys in 2021, Ezekiel Elliott has rushed for 104 yards with 1 rushing touchdown thus far. He is continued to be put under immense scrutiny by the media. But the 26-year old Cowboys superstar is not allowing the noise to distract him from his main goal – to come through for his teammates this season.

“You hear it but what really matters is what’s going on in this building. They’re not the one signing the checks. They’re not the ones sending the wires. So I mean I don’t think it matters,” Elliot told Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News.

He further went on to talk about the upcoming fixture against eternal rivals, Philadelphia Eagles.

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The Cowboys will go up against the Eagles on Monday, September 27, 2021. Both teams boast a 1-1 record heading into Week 3 of the 2021 NFL season which will make this a spicier affair.

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So make sure you don’t forget to tune in on Monday night for a classic showdown of two footballing rivals!

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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