No team likes turning over the ball, but the Cowboys won't let a couple of turnovers affect the development of one of their future stars.
Dallas Cowboys' rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott had a solid performance in his team's 27-23 win over the Washington Redskins. However his stellar showing was somewhat overshadowed by a pair of fumbles he lost over the course of the game.
Cowboys' owner/GM Jerry Jones downplayed the turnovers and insisted that these struggles will not influence the number of touches 'Zeke' sees in a game.
"No. They will not, at all," Jones said on 105.3 The Fan, according to Jon Machota of Dallas News. "He's a big man and he carries it properly. He does a good job of finishing, which means he's trying to give the tacklers more than he's getting in terms of how you absorb hits. All of that makes him a sound ball carrier fumbling wise."
The Ohio State product had most of the workload for the win, with Alfred Morris punching in the final go-ahead score at the goal line.
Elliott finished with 83 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries en route to the win, an improvement over his 51-yard, one-score Week 1 effort.
Don't expect the Cowboys to scale Elliott back in any way, shape, or form.
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