Dak Prescott has a suggestion for Patriots’ offense after New England’s blowout loss to Cowboys

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“They should play him extra. However hey, who am I?”

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) and New England Patriots running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) greet each other after an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023, in Arlington, Texas. Dallas won 38-3
Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott performed collectively in Dallas for seven seasons. Brandon Wade / AP Picture

The Patriots’ already-struggling offense hit a brand new low throughout Sunday’s 38-3 loss to the Cowboys, with New England getting knocked for 3 complete turnovers and Mac Jones in the end getting benched within the third quarter.

Talking after Dallas’ lopsided victory, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott supplied up a suggestion for New England in relation to tweaking their offense transferring ahead.

“They should play him extra,” Prescott instructed reporters postgame about New England working again Ezekiel Elliott. “However hey, who am I?”

It shouldn’t come as a lot of a shock that Prescott talked about Elliott after the sport, provided that he performed alongside the previous All-Professional working again for seven seasons in Dallas.

Coming off of a breakout efficiency in opposition to the Jets (80 yards on 16 carries) in Week 3, Elliott was extra of an afterthought in New England’s offensive gameplan in opposition to Dallas on Sunday — regardless that NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport reported forward of kickoff that Elliott was going to earn “starter reps” against his former team. 

Granted, New England wasn’t precisely going to decide to the run sport after falling right into a 28-3 deficit on the half. However Elliott was solely handed the ball six occasions on Sunday, gaining simply 16 yards on the bottom (2.7 yards per carry). He additionally caught two passes for six complete yards.

Elliott has been the extra constant working again to date this season in New England, though the Patriots’ floor sport has struggled all season lengthy behind a lackluster offensive line. Rhamondre Stevenson solely gained 30 dashing yards on Sunday off of 14 carries — equating out to an unpleasant 2.1 yards per carry.

Elliott, who was honored by the Cowboys prior to kick-off on Sunday afternoon, is averaging 4.1 yards per carry by way of 4 video games with the Patriots. 

“I’m positive that he appreciated the tribute. I liked the tribute,” Prescott stated of his former teammate. “Thought it was fairly cool. … It was fairly cool simply to see how Jerry and the Cowboys deliberate that video for him. Giving him the respect and the glory he deserves. He had an important seven years right here. I wouldn’t be the participant that I’m with out him.”


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