Never mind running back Ezekiel Elliott utterly failing to rise to the occasion against Denver – His teammates didn’t help much either.
That’s basically what owner Jerry Jones is saying as he defends his much-maligned running back – mainly on a particular play where a tipped ball was intercepted while Elliott was putting his hands on his hips and walking off the field.
“I think if you look at everybody’s reaction to that interception . . . certainly on that interception, if you really look at several Dallas Cowboys players on that interception you saw what would not be the case in a closely-contested ball game,” Jones said, per PFT.
“I think you can point to Zeke but you really have to look at the general effort to chase that ball down by most of the people that were on the field. Dak [Prescott] now, of course, gave it everything he had to try to contain that interception but still you look at it across the board and you’ll see that you need more effort than what you see.”