Cowboys open Thanksgiving game with simple strategy: Feed Zeke

It’s Thanksgiving Day, and Ezekiel Elliott is hungry, so if you’re the Dallas Cowboys, your strategy is simple:

Feed Zeke.

That’s what they did on the opening drive Thursday against the Washington Redskins:

1st and 10, DAL 25: Lucky Whitehead rushes for 15 yards.

1st and 10, DAL 40: Pass to Zeke for 4 yards.

2nd and 6, DAL 44: Zeke for 20 yards.

1st and 10, WSH 36: Zeke for 12 yards.

1st and 10, WSH 24: Pass to Beasley for 13 yards.

1st and 10, WSH 11: Zeke for 7 yards.

2nd and 3: Zeke for 4 yards, TD

Even when Elliott’s feet stopped moving, Zach Martin and the O-line kept him moving forward.


The result of the drive: 7-0 Cowboys, and 43 yards plus a TD for Elliott. Watch the action live on FOX and FOX Sports GO!