Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was dissatisfied with himself after committing his first fumble in nearly a full calendar year while demolishing the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
“It’s something I’ve done well this year,” said Elliott after the 43-3 win on the team’s official website. “I definitely have to check my ball safety again. Their defense came out, they played well against the barrel. Lots of exercise, they were pretty annoying. We went out and played our pieces. “
In the middle of the third quarter, Elliott faced 2nd and 3rd quarters and took a carry about seven yards before coughing it up to Atlanta. That hadn’t happened in 244 taps since last Thanksgiving. per ESPN’s Todd Archer.
Elliott – who worked off-season to correct his hands after losing five fumbles in 2020, which were high in his career – ended the game with 14 rushs for 41 yards and two touchdowns leading the team and adding Add 15 yards on three catches.
Both points came from Zeke as the Cowboys built a franchise record of 29 points in the second quarter.