Ezekiel Elliott needed to be the stabilizing force for a Dallas Cowboys offense playing without Dak Prescott for the first time. Instead, the star running back fumbled the game away.
The 38-10 blowout loss to Arizona on Monday night wasn’t solely on Elliott, but the running back’s two lost fumbles changed the complexion of the contest, as the Cards turned those turnovers into two TDs.
In six games, Elliott has fumbled five times, losing four. It’s become an issue that Zeke is hell-bent on correcting. There is no one fix to cure his ills, however.
“I just think I need to not put myself in vulnerable situations. I’ve just got to lock in and focus,” Elliott said, via ESPN. “I don’t think there’s a specific answer. All I can do is give myself, watch as much film as I can, gather as much information as I can and try to use that to help me. But I don’t think there’s an exact answer on how to fix these fumble problems I’ve had this year.”
Elliott’s 101 rushing attempts places him sixth among all backs in the NFL. His three lost fumbles on rushes (not counting the one after a reception) equal the amount of the rest of the top ten combined.