Dallas Cowboys: 4 whose stock is sinking after Week 10
With the Dallas Cowboys losing to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night, here are four whose stock we believe has dropped this week.
Once again, the Dallas Cowboys have proved themselves to be one of the most inconsistent teams in the NFL. The Cowboys are certainly capable of beating teams like the Philadelphia Eagles. But they’ve also suffered a devastation loss to the lowly New York Jets.
The biggest knock on this year’s version of America’s Team is they are capable of beating the bad teams and figure out ways to lose to the good ones. That narrative was only reinforced after their Week 10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night. Following this latest defeat, here are four Cowboys whose stock we believe is sinking this week.
Ezekiel Elliott, Running Back
Anyone thinking Ezekiel Elliott was better than Vikings running back Dalvin Cook got a rude awakening on Sunday night. Cook sliced and diced the Cowboys defense to the tune of a combined 183 yards, both on the ground and through the air.
Now, it’s true that Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and Minnesota’s defense set out to stop Elliott at all cost. But Zeke isn’t the highest paid running back in the league because he only has success when the going is easy. Yet, Elliott struggled averaging 2.4 yards a carry and his longest run went for only six yards.
Even the Sunday Night Football commentary crew pointed out that Elliott didn’t seem to be taking full advantage of some of the openings created by Dallas’ offensive line. The sluggish Zeke appears to have lost a step after missing all of training camp and the preseason during a holdout. And with an opportunity to win the ball game, Elliott failed to get the job done three-straight times.