Ezekiel Elliott returns to Dallas with the New England Patriots and is celebrated by the Cowboys fans, but experiences a game to forget afterwards.
This is probably not how Ezekiel Elliott had imagined returning to the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium. The running back lost to his former team with the New England Patriots with 3:38.
He himself managed a measly 16 yards on six runs. On top of that, he caught two balls, but they only gained six yards. In short: It was a day to forget!
“I wish we could have had a better result. It was great to see the Dallas fans. That’s probably all I have to say about it,” Elliott said afterwards.
“We just have to take care of the ball. We really have to take better care of the ball,” Elliott said of the Patriots, who had three fumbles – all by quarterback Mac Jones (two interceptions, one fumble).
“I think that’s it. I think we had some momentum early in the game. We moved the ball well. I’ve just got to be more disciplined and ball security. “
Elliott has already proven in his career what a big impact he can have on a game. He ran for 8,262 yards and 68 touchdowns in his time with the Cowboys.
These were the third most rushing yards and third most rushing touchdowns in franchise history. Only Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith and Tony Dorsett are ahead of him in those two rankings.
The Cowboys had not forgotten Elliott’s accomplishments. They paid tribute to him with a pre-game highlight video, while Cowboys fans gave him a standing ovation.
Elliott himself, however, could hardly enjoy it. “I honestly wasn’t too emotional,” he said. “I was focused and concentrating on the game that was in front of me. “