Ezekiel Elliott: Cowboys aren’t out of it, we’re two games back in the NFC East

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The Cowboys dropped to 3-5 with Monday night’s loss to the Titans, putting them in serious danger of missing the playoffs for the second consecutive season. But Ezekiel Elliott isn’t concerned.

Elliott noted that Dallas is only two games behind first-place Washington in the NFC East, with half a game left to play.

“We’re not out of it. We’re two games behind the division, so we have a lot of ball left, just got to figure out fast how to get things right,” Elliott said after the game.

The Cowboys are certainly not out of it. This is a year when the NFC East is very winnable. The Giants stink, the Eagles have taken a step back and first-place Washington just lost three offensive starters and looked terrible in a blowout loss. Next week Dallas is at Philadelphia, and a win there would put the Cowboys right in the mix.

“We’ve just got to go out there and find ways to win. We’re not out of it, we’re not out of it all. But you have to win ball games. We’ve got to be better than we were today,” Elliott said.

Soon the Cowboys will have to show they’re better not with their words, but with their play. Or else they will be out of it.

65 responses to “Ezekiel Elliott: Cowboys aren’t out of it, we’re two games back in the NFC East

  1. While the Cryboys can easily win their last three games, they can also easily lose their next FIVE games.

    No, they’re not out of it yet, but they likely will be come Turkey Day.

  2. As a longtime Cowboys fan, I was ok with a bad season, because MAYBE – just maybe it would mean finally seeing the end of the Jason Garrett era. Then they traded away next year’s #1 for Amari Pooper. Jerry. Please sell. Or walk away. Or at least step back. You’ve done enough damage. I’m 67 now and it would be nice to see the playoffs again in my lifetime. I’ve lived for 30 years in another city with an NFL team but have remained loyal. I’m starting to question my own sanity at this point.

  3. They had an extra week to plan for the titans. The Titans turned the ball over twice in the first quarter. Dak missed on at least 4 throws badly that would’ve been big plays. Zeke runs for less than 4 yards per carry. Amari Cooper at this rate will be pulling out his attitude from Oakland where Carr couldn’t get him the ball.

    The coach is awful. I mean really awful and the GM is worse. I mean saying the cowboys have a chance to turn it around from a numbers standpoint is true only on paper. If you watch this team they are terrible. The division is week this year. But teams like the Eagles, Lions, Redskins (except this past week with injuries), the Buccaneers are all in the games they lost with opportunities to win the games. The Cowboys never look or play like they are in it. Then Dak will have a big end of game drive that fails in the end.

    It’s over folks. Sorry Zeke you’re a great back whose talent will die in Dallas.

  4. Dallas is horrible.

    They should have been winning 31 to 7 in the first HALF! A home game as well!

    First and goal on the 2 yard line on two separate possessions and your in a shotgun formation throwing the ball? With that line and running back?

    The owner is to blame in my opinion but we all know he isn’t going anywhere.

    Time for a full coachingoscopy and start fresh while they are young.

  5. Again i’ve said it a thousand times….nobody talks a better game than the Yak Prescott led cowboys

  6. The cowboys play calls were not very creative at all. Where are the fake throws to Cooper who everyone is expecting to get the ball to a well designed play for another receiver? And kudos to Mariota for playing out of his mind. Some of those throws were so sick can’t help but appreciate them!

  7. i watched the beginning of last night’s game. imo dallas should have been up 17-0 to start the game. they coulda/shoulda/woulda buried the titans early. but they didn’t. credit to the titans for surviving those early blows, working through their own mess, and coming away w/ a w. well done.

    dallas is just not very good.

  8. Every year it’s the same thing. In the summer, the Cowboys are projected by their owner, their fans, and the media to be a playoff team. And by November it becomes clear they are not. They are the most overrated team in sports.

  9. I DIDNT GET TO SEE THE GAME OR HIGHLIGHTS YET. BUT GUESSING BY HEADLINES AND COMMENTS THAT DAK KEEPS SCREWING UP? Seems He is NOT improving so WHY is INEXPERIENCED Moore still the qb coach? They had two weeks to prepare and playing at home…… HC QB COACH and OC better not be here next year. Did the rookie guard struggle as he has been? Did Coop help at all open the running game? Or just status quo? How about someone checking Dak for betting in Vegas and having money on the Titans.
    Next game Eagles 34 Cowboys 17. Looks like Raiders getting a top 10 pick for the trade.
    Dak never did seem to ever take responsibility and ownership and show disappointment to much in losses that are on him.
    Did he at least do that? Im betting not.
    Fire Moore Today, that would be a start. Dak may not stink, (yet) but Moore sure did and still does and Dak will be a product of that.

  10. Here are the problems 1) Dak is clueless in the pocket, he either fumbles or takes a sack and won’t threaten a defense with a deep pass 2) Garrett and Linehan do not know what they are doing, on 2 3rd and long situations, Linehan called screen passes that resulted in 4th down and long. 3) Jerry Jones, for some odd reason he accepts Garrett being a mediocre coach, yet if this was a business that was losing money he would fire the manager.

  11. I know everyone wants to throw blame around at different spots on the team. But Dak Prescott is just flat out not good enough to be an NFL starting quarterback. He can’t read a defense pre-snap or post-snap. He is an erratic passer. He locks in on one receiver and can’t find his secondary options. When he does try to progress through his reads it is painfully slow and often results in a sack which is then somehow blamed on the offensive line. He can’t find hot receivers versus the blitz (probably because he rarely recognizes the blitz is coming). He uses the same snap count throughout the game and wonders why the defense constantly gets a jump on the offensive line. I could go on and on.

    I am about as big of a Cowboys fan as you will ever find. I have given up on seeing my team win until a new quarterback is in place.

  12. In all fairness to Dak, he was blatantly held as a receiver, on that trick play near the end. Not a Cowboys fan, but the NFL refs are too inconsistent.

  13. I’m usually the glass half full kind of guy but even I’m saying this season is looking lost, something about this team just isn’t right. The players have enough talent individually but not as a team because they lack a certain cohesive mindset that really is learned from the head coach and other influential position coaches that encapsulates the identity of the team.

  14. “Elliott noted that Dallas is only two games behind first-place Washington in the NFC East, with half a game left to play.”
    ———–
    If the Cowboys are only planning on playing one-half of a game through the rest of the season, they’re pretty much out of it.

  15. joenomouth says:
    November 6, 2018 at 9:46 am

    In all fairness to Dak, he was blatantly held as a receiver, on that trick play near the end. Not a Cowboys fan, but the NFL refs are too inconsistent.
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    One play in garbage time that should have drawn a flag is meaningless. Prescott is average at best, but the defense was abysmal. The Titans had 160 yards of total offense and Mariota was sacked 11 times against the Ravens. Yesterday they had 340 yards and were 11-14 in 3rd down conversions. And someone should remind Elliott that they have already lost to Washington, so they are effectively 3 games out – stick a fork in them.

  16. Gotta love life in Jerrys World.

    Zeke (Cowboys rb) – We’re not out of it yet!!!

    Capt Smith (RMS Titanic) – We’re not sunk yet!!!!

    If you watch the hilights of Jerrah in the owners box when Dak threw the pick in the end zone you can tell right to the exact second when Jerrah soiled his diaper just by the look on his face.

    yer done Dallas, again.

    Fly Eagles Fly!!!

  17. Uhhh, you’re out of it. The Eagles will slam the door shut next Sunday night. Fly Eagles Fly!!!

  18. Yes, you are out of it Bearded Woman Beater – your team is gutless – has a fake QB who can’t master beating blitzes with the pass and who runs like a girl.

    The Titans are no powerhouse.

    They pushed you around all night. You made Merry-oh-ta look like a pro bowl starting QB.

  19. Ron Jull says:
    November 6, 2018 at 10:14 am

    Gotta love life in Jerrys World.

    Zeke (Cowboys rb) – We’re not out of it yet!!!

    Capt Smith (RMS Titanic) – We’re not sunk yet!!!!

    If you watch the hilights of Jerrah in the owners box when Dak threw the pick in the end zone you can tell right to the exact second when Jerrah soiled his diaper just by the look on his face.

    yer done Dallas, again.

    Fly Eagles Fly!!!

    ===
    The worst part about PFT commenting is you can’t escape a bunch of clown division rival fans interjecting meaningless takes. Happens in the NFC North, AFC North, AFC West. Wankers like Ron Jull should just shut their mouths and favor their own mediocre teams.

  20. The Cowboys don’t have any fight. How do they let that man disrespect the “Star” after the INT is beyond me. Remember when TO did it, they were ready to beat his head in. That act right there shows me they don’t have any fight.

  21. The problem is presccot why doesnt anyone see that?? He had a great rookie season why ?? Go rewatch the games . Elliot carried him . Elliot running for 100-150 yards per game . The offense was simplified for dak and also Romo was in his headset the whole time helping dak going thru reads and the offensive line was the best line in football that year and dak could hold the ball all day if he wanted but doug free and Leary left that following year . This 2nd season he was average at best and then elliot got suspended dak was asked to do more and guess what ? He struggles and continues to struggle but none sees that only cuz he plays for the overrated cowboys . Had he been playing with another team he would not be starting

  22. Elmerbrown,

    Are you delirious? The skins just got smoked, have no offense and JJ ave lost 3 guys for the season.

    Come on man at least gather some facts. I know you hate the super bowl champion eagles but if you are a fan of the sport you know your comment is ridiculous

  23. eagles19804 says:
    November 6, 2018 at 10:00 am
    America’s Team~ Philadelphia Eagles.

    —————

    The Eagles are not even Pennsylvania’s team

  24. I totally agree. Resskins have 3 starters now on season ending injuries and the Eagles really aren’t that good or lucky as they were last season.

  25. It’s true Zeke, your team is only two games back. Unfortunately there are only three possible wins left on your schedule. So unless the rest of your division loses out..you ARE out of it.

  26. httr4life4ever: sit down and get ready to learn something. TO was tko’d by one of the Dallas players for disrespecting the Star. Just like Whitey Bulger, he will be paid back.

  27. We saw Jerry say in the booth he was tired of it. Wit and Bo coaching clinic say you do not want to be 4-5, as many white seats were shown and whole lot of Titan fans yelling , maybe Zek has not watched the replay of game to say these words.

  28. Zeke needs to demand better schemes to get him 100 rushing yards
    Zeke didn’t get a TD vs the Titans
    Zeke it got 61 rushing yards vs the Titans & 33 vs the Redskins

    He’s uncharacteristically missing key blocks
    & missed a TD pass in the endzone vs Washington

    Where’s Zeke?
    Everyone’s focusing on Dak
    But
    This has ALWAYS evolved around Zeke & beginning with Zeke

    We lose when he fails to get 100 yards
    Especially when he fails to score

    Th same source responsible for Zeke’s decline is responsible for Dak & others ails as well

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