It’s hard to justify Ezekiel Elliott expending exactly zero calories to move in the general vicinity of Broncos cornerback Chris Harris following a Dak Prescott interception, but Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones is going to try.
“I think if you look at everybody’s reaction to that interception … certainly on that interception, if you really look at several Dallas Cowboys players on that interception you saw what would not be the case in a closely contested ball game,” Jones said during his weekly appearance CBS Radio’s 105.3 the Fan in Dallas. “I think you can point to Zeke but you really have to look at the general effort to chase that ball down by most of the people that were on the field. Dak now, of course, gave it everything he had to try to contain that interception, but still you look at it across the board and you’ll see that you need more effort than what you see.”
Jones isn’t condoning the “it’s OK to throttle down if you’re getting blown out” approach to professional football but also wants to make it clear that Elliott wasn’t the only Cowboys player loafing on the interception return.