Ezekiel Elliott was embarrassed by the Cowboys’ performance Sunday.
Indianapolis shut down Dallas’ offense and cruised to a 23-0 win at Lucas Oil Stadium. Elliott, who rushed for 87 yards on 18 carries in the game, discussed the team’s play with reporters after the loss.
“We can’t go out there and do that. We cannot. That is not us, at all,” Elliott said, via NFL.com. “It’s embarrassing. We’ve got to be better than that, way better.”
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott threw for 206 yards and an interception against Indianapolis. He said the shutout “definitely hurts.”
“Yeah, 100 percent we’ve got to find ways to capitalize and score in the red zone,” Prescott said, via ESPN. “We do that, we don’t get shut out.”
The Cowboys entered the matchup Sunday riding a five-game winning streak. Elliott said a loss like that “was very much needed.”
“I think it’s better for us in the grand scheme of the season, and I think we needed to get put in check,” Elliott said. “I think we needed a reality check and we needed a reminder that we still have a lot of ball left.”
The loss drops the Cowboys to 8-6 this season. They’ll face the struggling Buccaneers next Sunday.