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Blogging The Boys Oct 15, 2019
The possibly fatal codependency of the Cowboys and Ezekiel Elliott

The possibly fatal codependency of the Cowboys and Ezekiel Elliott

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Ezekiel Elliott is not the cause of the offensive woes. How he is used is. Back when reports first surfaced that Ezekiel Elliott was considering the holdout that eventually materialized, I put up a post that posited Zeke is not really what the Dallas Cowboys need. It was, shall we say, a bit controversial. Over recent history, we have seen the emergence of a growing analytics crowd, and the birth of the entire “running backs don’t matter” argument. Now, after three consecutive losses that looked nothing like the hope-inspiring string of wins to start the...
Blogging The Boys Oct 15, 2019
BTB Play of the Game: Ezekiel Elliott helped set up Dak Prescott’s rushing touchdown

BTB Play of the Game: Ezekiel Elliott helped set up Dak Prescott’s rushing touchdown

Zeke led the way for Dak. For the second week in a row, the Dallas Cowboys fell behind early in their game and were forced to mount a comeback. Down by eight with 47 seconds remaining on the clock, the Cowboys had first and goal on the 4-yard line. They came out in 3x1 formation with trips to the right, a single receiver spread out to the left and Dak Prescott in the shotgun with Ezekiel Elliott to his left. The play is Quarterback Draw. The offensive line pass sets and Prescott takes a step back and looks to wide receiver Michael Gallup on the left side, but there is no disguising...

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