On Monday night, the Dallas Cowboys made a statement by destroying the Philadelphia Eagles in their first division game of the season.
While Dak Prescott deserves the majority of the credit for the win, Ezekiel Elliott had a great game against the Eagles. He had a total of 17 carries for 95 yards and two touchdowns in the game. The Cowboys have a dynamic offense that doesn’t have to rely solely on its passing attack now that Elliott is finally looking like an elite running back. Dallas’ offensive versatility, according to Elliott, will be the team’s biggest strength moving forward this season.
“I think we’ve shown that we can beat you through the air, we can beat you on the run,” Elliott said on Wednesday. “Our greatest strength is simply our versatility, our ability to spread the ball around and involve a large number of players.” ”
Ezekiel Elliott: “I think we’ve showed that we can beat you through the air, we can beat you with the run, just depending on what you give us. Our biggest strength is just our versatility, our ability to spread the ball around, get a lot of guys involved.” pic.twitter.com/1KKc0fgyTy
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 29, 2021
Elliott is correct in his assessment of the Cowboys’ versatility. When the ground game falters, as it did against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1, the offense leans heavily on its star-studded receiving corps.
Against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Dallas’ offensive playmakers will be tested. This season, Matt Rhule’s defense hasn’t allowed more than 14 points in a single game. With a win on Sunday, the Cowboys could take the next step toward becoming a Super Bowl contender. Nokia News