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Monday Moment: Ezekiel Elliott Walks It Off In Pittsburgh

As the weeks keep going by and we inch closer to some actual football being played in 2017, we take a look at yet another .

This Monday, we move onto week 10, where the traveled to Pittsburgh and played in arguably the best regular season game of the entire season. A back and forth battle in which each proved to be unstoppable in the game's final quarter, this November game proved to be a classic.

The play we will breakdown today, however, was the eventual game winner. After a facemask put the Cowboys in realistic field goal range, they figured they'd hand the ball to and let do the rest.

Both the Cowboys and Elliott had different plans, however.

Let's take a look at the film.

The Cowboys come out in a somewhat heavy package, in 12 personnel but with six offensive linemen. Ezekiel Elliott is the only on the field, and is given the ball on a simple inside zone play.

On the snap of the ball, the interior of the Cowboys offensive line begins to go to work. Pittsburgh tries to slant both their 3-technique and 1-technique into the a-gaps to blow up the middle of the play. They also bring a stand-up blitzer right over 's head.

This could spell trouble for Dallas, but the entire offensive line does a great job of washing down the down linemen as well as the blitzer, to open up a backside lane for Elliott. A special shout out goes to on this play, as he drives the straight into the turf.

On that same left side we see two of the most important blocks of the play. First, does a great job of staying square on his track, and cutting off the backside on the second level. Next, we see scoop and reach the right defender to clear the way for Elliott.

Once all the blocks are in place, Ezekiel Elliott makes the right read, and does the rest.

Touchdown Cowboys for their 8th straight win.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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