As the Cowboys’ offense struggles, averaging just 13.7 points per game, Elliott said he will not go to head coach Jason Garrett or offensive coordinator Scott Linehan to ask for more carries.
“So what we have to do so we can be able to run the ball more is just … be better early in the game. If we’re better early in the game, if we’re not taking those three and outs, if we’re not playing long down and distances, you can run the football. If you execute early, we can run the football as much as we want.”
Ezekiel Elliott: "If you go back and watch the film, it’s poor execution on offense. You can’t run the ball if you’re down by 17 points. … If we execute early then we can run the football as much as we want."
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 26, 2018
Elliott has 48 carries thus far and has gone three straight games without at least 20 carries in a game for the first time in his career.
Zeke is currently leading the NFL in rushing with 274 total rushing yards.
He never went more than one game without getting 20 carries. Just another reason to get rid of Jason Garrett. If the Cowboys give Zeke 25 carries a game, it will open up the play action for Dak.
It’s the only way the Cowboys will win this season.