Published: Sun, September 24, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Takeaways from the Dallas Cowboys' loss to the Denver Broncos

Takeaways from the Dallas Cowboys' loss to the Denver Broncos

This shutdown the Cowboys' running game entirely, holding running back Ezekiel Elliott to only eight yards on the game. Larry Fitzgerald for the Arizona Cardinals and Jason Witten for the Dallas Cowboys.

First and obviously the run game suffered and Elliott finished with the worst game of his young career.

"I know I'll get better from it, I know this team will get better from it and it'll be a learning experience", Prescott said. "He loves to play". He's one of those guys that when the lights come on, he makes plays. He hasn't been given much support by his offensive line, and he could be just as ineffective against Dallas as Eli Manning was in the Cowboys' 19-3 win over the New York Giants in Week 1.

Elliott and the Cowboys get back to business against the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football. The running back claimed after the match it was his first ever game with less than 10 rushing yards.

"That's part of how they play", Garrett said. He's demonstrated that over the course of his career. "I was frustrated. I wasn't myself". The Texas judge granted Elliott's request for an injunction that blocked the NFL's suspension.

Many are questioning if the Cowboys will be able to recover from this loss, and it is a valid question. He had four catches for 14 yards.

Witten leads the league in receptions (17) this season, and his 22 targets are the most for a Cowboys player.


But could the Dallas Cowboys truly rely on his arm to win games if necessary?

Despite the outside criticism, Elliott said he has support within the locker room.

Here's what Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians had to say: "Two guys that are Walter Payton Men of the Year". You get the point.

With his team trailing 28-10 and six minutes and 41 seconds remaining in the third quarter, Elliott put his hands on his hips and walked off the field as Harris returned an interception of a Dak Prescott pass 23 yards in the other direction.

Dez lit up the National Football League his rookie season as he returned a punt for a touchdown and showed flashes of greatness with his spectacular catches and raw talent.

While Elliott made no effort to run down Talib, Prescott desperately tried to shed the blocks of linebacker Brandon Marshall before finally surrendering as Talib turned toward the middle of the field to finish the score. Thursday, Garrett already considered the topic a thing of the past.

"It was one day, and it was a bad day for us", Prescott said. Again those plays were uncharacteristic of him. "We know that, and we all addressed that, accepted that and take responsibility".

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