If you were a fantasy owner last week and had Cowboys starting RB Ezekiel Elliot, you are likely mad at yourself for starting him as the RB looked like a shell of his former self, only amounting to 11 carries for just 33 yards to go along with two receptions for six yards.
While everyone in the media and Twitter criticized Zeke, Elliot claims the stats don’t tell the whole story of how he played on Thursday night.
“You can have a solid game without statistics,” he said. “If people don’t understand that they should probably study the game more”
The Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore backs up his RB by agreeing with Zeke, praising him for very good protection while pointing out that the Bucs have one of the best defenses in the NFL. Many think Moore’s statement doesn’t make sense since the Cowboys shredded the Bucs defense through the air.
Obviously, Moore coming to Zeke’s defense did not help people change their minds on his performance. If the Cowboys want to be productive this year, they need Zeke to contribute to the running game in a major way.
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