“Felt Like Myself” – Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott Revels in Crucial Eagles Win

Published 12/28/2020, 8:40 AM EST
Dec 13, 2020; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) runs down the sidelines as he is forced out by Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Sam Hubbard (94) during the third quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports


It seemed to be yet another disappointing outing for the Dallas Cowboys as they were outplayed by the Philadelphia Eagles in the first quarter on Sunday. They succumbed to a 14-3 deficit at the end of the opening phase of the game and looked to be on the cusp of another loss. But the Cowboys defense along with QB Andy Dalton and RB Ezekiel Elliott had different plans.

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The put up a strong display in the latter half of the game as they fought back to win this ‘NFC East derby’ by a comfortable 37-17 margin. Here’s what the under-fire Zeke Elliott said after their morale-boosting in Week 16.

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Ezekiel Elliott is all smiles after Cowboys push for NFC East crown

Ezekiel Elliott put in a commanding display for the Cowboys after coming under major criticism in the build-up to yesterday’s game. “I felt healthy, I felt like myself,” he said. On 19 carries, Zeke rushed for 105 yards as the Cowboys wreaked havoc on their divisional rivals in Week 16.

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

In addition to that, here’s what coach McCarthy had to add about his team’s display on Sunday.

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“We looked totally different today than we did two months ago. So that’s a real credit to our football players.”

The Cowboys’ final game in Week 17 is against NFC East opponents New York Giants. They are pushing for the NFC East crown and a playoff spot along with Ron Rivera’s Washington Football Team. Can backup QB Andy Dalton lead America’s team to the ‘promised land’? The way 2020 is turning out to be, nothing seems impossible.

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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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