“Knows Where a Lot of the Bones Are Buried” – Cowboys Worried About Former RB1 Ezekiel Elliott Spilling Trade Secrets to the Pats Ahead of Their Clash, Post a Dismal Offensive Performance vs. Cardinals

Published 09/27/2023, 11:48 AM EDT

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The Dallas Cowboys are concerned that the New England Patriots might discover their play plans since they acquired a new quarterback, Will Grier. There are reports suggesting that even three-time Pro Bowler and former Cowboys RB1, Ezekiel Elliott, may have shared trade secrets with the Patriots.

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Now that both Grier and Zeke are part of the New England Patriots, the Cowboys offensive coordinator is feeling worried about potential secrets being revealed. Zeke played for the Dallas Cowboys from 2016 to 2022 and received the NFL rushing yards leader award twice during his time with the team. Meanwhile, Grier played for the Cowboys last year, stepping in to replace Ben DiNucci as the third-string quarterback.

Worries mount for the Cowboys

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The Dallas Cowboys are particularly concerned that their former star running back, Zeke, might share valuable team information with the New England Patriots ahead of their upcoming game. According to Cowboys OC Brian Schottenheimer, “We know Will knows where a lot of the bones are buried. We know Zeke does as well… I’m sure (Grier) is definitely being questioned.”

Additionally, their former backup QB, Grier, who played impressively in the preseason finale against the Raiders, accumulating 305 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, and 53 rushing yards with 2 touchdowns, could potentially give the Patriots an advantage, which is causing anxiety among the Cowboys.

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However, OC Schottenheimer also mentioned, “Sometimes, you can use it to your advantage because they think they know what’s coming… and we’re smart enough to adjust those things.” On the other hand, the Patriots may not prefer the term “interrogation,” but they will still utilize Grier’s knowledge to some extent.

Cardinals’ defense stifles Cowboys’ offense

The Cowboys experienced a dismal offensive performance against the Cardinals, resulting in their first loss of the season. Dallas faced Arizona in Week 3 of the NFL season. The Cardinals achieved victory with a 28-16 score, thanks to the Arizona Cardinals’ strong defense and precise offense, which restricted the Cowboys to one touchdown and three field goals.

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Quarterback Josh Dobbs delivered a solid performance, completing 17 passes for 189 yards and one touchdown while running back James Conner rushed for 98 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. Wide receiver Michael Wilson caught two passes for 86 yards, while wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown secured five receptions for 61 yards and a touchdown.

Linebacker Kyzir White made 14 tackles and intercepted a pass on defense. Placekicker Matt Prater successfully converted all three of his field goal attempts. This victory marked the first win of the season for the Cardinals, improving their record to 1-2.

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The Dallas Cowboys will be facing the New England Patriots in their next game, which is scheduled for Week 4 on October 1st. The game will kick off at 4:25 p.m. and will be broadcast on Fox. NFL fans, mark your calendars for this matchup!

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Mohammad Asif Ansari is an NFL writer at EssentiallySports, with a passion for bringing sports news to life through engaging content. As an ardent sports fan, Ansari likes to cover core sports angles. His latest article, “Dallas Cowboys Reportedly Making It Difficult for Aaron Rodgers to Pursue His Dream Team” got a hoard of interested sports readers.
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