“This One is on Me”- Dallas Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliot Accepts Blame for Defeat

Published 10/20/2020, 7:24 PM EDT
Oct 19, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) runs the ball against the Arizona Cardinals in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports


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.

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However, things did not go as per plan for the home team as they fell to a 10-38 loss to the Cardinals. One person who came under scrutiny was Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott.

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Ezekiel Elliott registered 2 fumbles on Monday

After another sub-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 their 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,” Zeke told ESPN’s Todd Archer.

Sep 20, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) runs with the ball in the second quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Meanwhile, here’s what Cowboys Head Coach Mike McCarthy said after the loss.

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“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, 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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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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