Ezekiel Elliott can’t hold onto the football.
He lost two fumbles in three plays in the second quarter, resulting in short fields and touchdowns for the Cardinals.
Arizona leads 14-0.
Elliott now has five fumbles this season. No other running back even has three. He has lost four of them.
Budda Baker forced Elliott’s first fumble after a reception for no gain, and Jordan Phillips recovered for the Cardinals at the Arizona 46. That set up Christian Kirk‘s 6-yard touchdown reception from Kyler Murray with 12:58 remaining in the second quarter.
Phillips forced Elliott’s second fumble on a 2-yard run, and Byron Murphy recovered for the Cardinals and returned it 3 yards to the Dallas 27. Kenyan Drake scored on a 1-yard run five plays later, with 10:31 left in the half.
The Cardinals’ scoring drives covered 54 and 27 yards.