Dallas Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott had the fantastic game against the Green Bay Packers as he led the team with 116 rushing yards, 85 of which came in the last quarter. The Dallas Cowboys offense displayed its power despite the unlucky loss. They were in the lead with slightly over a minute remaining, but then Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers put on a show.
Elliott said: “I think we were definitely in a groove. That’s the closest we’ve looked like to last year as we’ve been this season.”
After that match, the Cowboys had a bye week, and they continue their stretch against the San Francisco 49ers this week. San Francisco plays mediocre run defense, and they are ranked 18th overall, allowing 112.8 yards per game. Even though the 49ers do not have the best run defense, they allow just 3.4 yards per carry. For example, the Redskins had only 2.8 yards per carry against San Francisco, but they managed to pull off a close 26-24 victory last week.
Even though a long-time San Francisco member NaVorro Bowman was released last week, rookie Reuben Foster may be back in a game against the Cowboys this week.
Dallas coach Jason Garrett said: “He was a great college football player, obviously one of the best players on one of the best teams in Alabama the last few years. We studied him hard, we liked him a lot (before the draft). It doesn’t surprise us one bit he was drafted as high as he was, and he’ll be an impact player for them.”
Ezekiel Elliott showcased his talents last year in his rookie season, and one of his best games came against the 49ers when he recorded 138 yards and averaged 6.0 yards per carry. When Elliott runs well, it opens up things for QB Dak Prescott to throw the ball to his targets.
Offensive coordinator confirmed balance is the key: “I think our balance is going to be key to our offense.” We would like to see Dallas becoming a .500 team after this duel.