The Cowboy are built to run the football, that plan has not worked through nine weeks.
There is absolutely no secret what the Cowboys strive to do on offense. It’s faster than walking and rhymes with fun. That’s right, they are built to run the football, and everything they have done personnel wise over the last few years reflects just that.
The problem is, over the last month, that identity has failed them and it has cost them multiple games. At the start of the season, the consensus was that the Cowboys had one of the best, if not the best, running backs in the NFL, and one of the best, if not the best, offensive lines in the NFL. Heading into week 10, both of those things can’t be said anymore. This post is in no way meant to take shots at Ezekiel Elliott, he still is one of the best backs in the league, but to highlight that if the identity of this football team is going to be completely built around him, he needs to do more, much more.