Ezekiel Elliott isn’t used to either losing or performing poorly when it comes to his matchups with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The seventh-year veteran averaged over 97 yards a game against the division rival and in games he had played in the Cowboys were a gaudy 8-2.
But this matchup was clearly going to be one of the tougher challenges for the veteran and it started out rough for everyone on the Dallas sideline.
Initially, it felt as if there was no chance Dallas would come close to winning their Week 6 matchup.
Down 20-0 nearing halftime against the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles,
the Cowboys’ offense turned their gameplay around and decided to let the running game steady the ship.
The traditional settling aspect, when things are going off script and the passing game isn’t working was once again summoned,
and once again it answered the call. While the team would ultimately lose by two scores,
Dallas has moved towards splitting reps amongst Elliott and Tony Pollard, typically riding the hot hand.
While neither excelled, Pollard had five carries for 22 yards in the first half while Elliott tallied four times for 15
. But on the Cowboys first drive of the second half they leaned on the run and their march downfield
that started with Pollard shining was capped off by a vintage Elliott score.