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#pounditTuesday, March 2, 2021

Ezekiel Elliott replaced by Tony Pollard after fumble problems continue

Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott was replaced by Tony Pollard in the Dallas Cowboys’ backfield after some fumble problems continued for the lead back.

Elliott entered Monday night’s game between his Cowboys and the Arizona Cardinals at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas with three fumbles (two lost) on the season. Then he lost fumbles on consecutive possessions in the first half of the embarrassing 38-10 defeat.

Elliott was replaced by Tony Pollard on the team’s possession after his second fumble. The Cowboys ended up punting on the possession. Elliott returned on the possession after that, though Pollard mixed in.

Zeke finished the game with 49 yards on 12 carries. Pollard had 31 yards on 10 carries.

Elliott is still the main back, but the fumbles are a huge problem. Four lost fumbles is too many for an entire season. To lose that many in six games is inexcusable.

Zeke is in his fifth season with the Cowboys and only had five lost fumbles prior to this year. This has become a concerning trend this season.

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