Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott isn’t complaining about his role late in last Sunday’s 10-7 loss to the New York Giants.
Reserve running back Lance Dunbar was in the game on the Cowboys’ final two drives as Elliott watched from the sidelines.
“I control what I can control,” Elliott said. “I worry about what I can worry about. Lance is the third-down back, he does two-minute, it’s been that way all season. It wasn’t really a problem when we were winning, so I don’t see why it’s a problem now.”
Coach Jason Garrett addressed the situation earlier in the week, saying Dunbar has “got a real knack for making plays in those kinds of situations.”
But Elliott is the Cowboys’ biggest home-run threat on offense. He has the team’s longest run of 60 yards this season, and also has the longest catch – an 83-yard touchdown on a screen.
Elliott finished the Giants game with 107 rushing yards on 24 carries, playing in 44 of the Cowboys’ 66 offensive snaps. Dunbar played a season-high 19 snaps.