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Ezekiel Elliott shrugs shoulders at Giants making him their target

Getty Images Ezekiel Elliott listened patiently as a reporter told him what Giants safety Landon Collins said earlier Wednesday about the Cowboys offense.
“Put the ball into Dak’s hands, and I think we have a better shot at winning,” Collins said of the Cowboys’ quarterback, Dak Prescott.
It was not inflammatory, and Collins was not giving away a state secret.
So Elliott greeted the question with a shrug.
“I mean, I feel like that’s how every defense is going to play us,” Elliott said Wednesday.
Dak’s a playmaker himself.
If we go out there and execute, we stay on schedule, we will be just fine.” Elliott’s 69 rushing yards against Carolina were the third-fewest in his 26 games.
His two lowest came in the first game of his rookie season (20 carries for 51 yards against the Giants) and in the second game of last season (nine carries for 8 yards against the Broncos).
We’ve just got to execute.
That kind of takes the run out of the game.

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Ezekiel Elliott listened patiently as a reporter told him what Giants safety Landon Collins said earlier Wednesday about the Cowboys offense.

“Put the ball into Dak’s hands, and I think we have a better shot at winning,” Collins said of the Cowboys’ quarterback, Dak Prescott.

It was not inflammatory, and Collins was not giving away a state secret.

Elliott led the league in rushing in 2016 and has provided 33 percent of the team’s yards in his 26 games since the Cowboys drafted him in the first round. Prescott has passed for fewer than 200 yards in seven of his past nine games.

So Elliott greeted the question with a shrug.

“I mean, I feel like that’s how every defense is going to play us,” Elliott said Wednesday. “I mean, we have a lot of playmakers on our side. Dak’s a playmaker himself. So just like I said, it comes down to what we do. If we go out there and execute, we stay on…

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