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Jerry Jones says no ongoing concern over Ezekiel Elliott fumbles

Washington Redskins defensive back Dashaun Phillips (35) picks up the fumble by Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) during the second half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) AP

The Cowboys rallied to beat the Redskins 27-23 on Sunday with Alfred Morris providing the margin of victory on a four-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Morris’ run came three plays after Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott lost the ball on a hit by Trent Murphy. Right tackle Doug Free averted disaster by falling on the ball, allowing the Cowboys to maintain possession and continue the drive long enough to take the lead.

It was the second time that Elliott fumbled in the game. Redskins corner Josh Norman forced the first one and that one did turn out to be a turnover, although the the Redskins couldn’t do more than kick a field goal after taking possession in Dallas territory.

After the game, Elliott’s fumbles were a topic of conversation for Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Jones said the team isn’t concerned that fumbling will be a weekly issue for the rookie and his college numbers — one fumble every 162.5 touches — back that up.

If it does go the other way, the Cowboys can turn to Morris until they feel Elliott has sorted out the issue.

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11 Responses to “Jerry Jones says no ongoing concern over Ezekiel Elliott fumbles”
  1. joetoronto says: Sep 18, 2016 6:26 PM

    He’s decided to ignore the fumbles, everything is fine.

  2. sportoficionado says: Sep 18, 2016 6:31 PM

    Zeke looked good for the majority of the game but had those two egregious fumbles (1 lost) in the 2nd half, he is getting better though, despite teams still putting 8 in the box. he’s learning. Looking forward to game 3

  3. FecalFreak69 says: Sep 18, 2016 6:32 PM

    Not impressed with Elliot so far

  4. dtroxallday says: Sep 18, 2016 6:34 PM

    Nice fix.

  5. shaggytoodle says: Sep 18, 2016 6:36 PM

    He would never show concern over acquiring a turnover machine, just look at Tony Romo.

  6. cowboyfandc says: Sep 18, 2016 6:40 PM

    Jerry please… If your not concerned about your star running back coughing up the ball on the last 2 of 3 drives to close out the game, then you sir are clueless. Zeke wouldn’t start next week if it was up to me; he has to face to consequences. He looked better than last week but this is the Pro’s..where guys strip the ball consistently. I loved how the DEFENSE game through in the clutch. Nice win Cowboys!!! #CowboysStandUp

  7. abninf says: Sep 18, 2016 6:50 PM

    Morris needs the ball more and Elliot less. That rook could have easily blown the game.

  8. crappygovernment says: Sep 18, 2016 7:19 PM

    Dak Prescott has only 2 fewer NFL playoff wins than Tony Romo!

  9. cboys4life2014 says: Sep 18, 2016 7:41 PM

    I don’t remember them being concerned about Murray’s fumbles either. Then he coughed it up against GB on a run that could’ve potentially put the game away. Need to reduce his snaps and increase Morris’s

  10. bobC927 says: Sep 18, 2016 7:43 PM

    This is guy that was going to break Dickerson’s rookie record. I think not!

  11. nflgtcfl says: Sep 18, 2016 10:24 PM

    He is not concerned … but he is terrified.

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