The hope was for three years, but it looks like the Dallas Cowboys won’t get to two with Ezekiel Elliott.

The six-year, $90 million contract Zeke held out to sign before the start of the 2019 season was only a good deal for the Cowboys if he produced like a top-five back over the next three years.

Halfway through the second year of Zeke’s new deal it’s all playing out worse than predicted.
Blame the offensive line if you insist, but Zeke not rushing for 100 yards in any game this season is the fault of no one beyond the player himself.

Zeke is the one player who might be able to help a backup quarterback, or even his backup, but he is currently not hitting the mark. And he’s not even coming close.

No one should expect Zeke to carry this version of the Dallas Cowboys to a win on the strength of just his own two feet, especially if Ben DiNucci is the starting quarterback. But the “best running back in the NFL” currently looks like the second coming of Todd Gurley.

Despite the best, and sometimes heroic, efforts of Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz, the host Eagles defeated the Cowboys, 23-9, on Sunday Night Football.

The game was a battle for first place in the NFC East, and the result effectively ends the Cowboys’ chances of winning what amounts to the NFL’s version of the Big 12 Conference. The Cowboys are now 2-6, and that’s that.

The Cowboys forced four turnovers, and Wentz was stuck dueling with DiNucci to see who could do less.

From Star Telegram