It seems that the Dallas Cowboys were not as prepared to live without Ezekiel Elliott as their coach Jason Garrett said several weeks ago.
However, the absence of Elliott could lead to more confidence in the backfield than in the running, while the offensive line suffered a deep crisis in the 27-7 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
In the first instance, the Cowboys quickly gave up their intention – if they had it – to establish their ground attack. In his first two offensive series, Dallas ran six times. In his last two attacks of the first half, with the advantage on the board by 7-3, only once.
The rest of the game, the Cowboys ran eight times to add 15 carries divided among three runners: Alfred Morris (11), Rod Smith (3) and Darren McFadden (1), which sends a message of lack of confidence to give some of them the opportunity to get into rhythm and thus offer control of the encounter to their quarterback.
In 2017, Elliott averages nearly 24 carries per game and that is the load that a runner must receive to, along with the offensive line, try to physically dominate the opponent.

It seems that the Dallas Cowboys were not prepared to live without Ezekiel Elliott as their coach Jason Garrett said several weeks ago.
However, the absence of Elliott could lead to more confidence in the backfield than in the running, while the offensive line suffered a deep crisis in the 27-7 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
In the first instance, the Cowboys quickly gave up their intention – if they had it – to establish their ground attack. In his first two offensive series, Dallas ran six times. In his last two attacks of the first half, with the advantage on the board by 7-3, only eleven.
The rest of the game, the Cowboys ran eight times to add 15 carries divided among three runners: Alfred Morris (11), Rod Smith (3) and Darren McFadden (1), which sends a message of lack of confidence to give some of them the opportunity to get into rhythm and thus offer control of the encounter to their quarterback.
In 2017, Elliott averages nearly 24 carries per game and that is the load that a runner must receive, along with the offensive line, try to physically dominate the opponent.

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