The second-year quarterback is confident he and his teammates can pick up the slack that Elliott leaves behind.
“We have great running backs,” Prescott told ESPN’s Todd Archer on Tuesday. “Darren McFadden, Alfred Morris. Those guys have had a lot of success in this league for a long time. It’s just an opportunity for them to come in and get more reps in that time off.”
The Cowboys’ rushers have the benefit of playing with the best blockers in football, which should keep their running game alive. While many assume Elliott’s threat as a runner was the reason Prescott had so much success as rookie, the quarterback said its a team effort that opens things up.
“A huge impact with his ability to run the ball, make the defense load the box, giving us one-on-ones outside and not only that, keeping our defense off the field and keeping their defense on the field for a long time,” Prescott said. “That’s not just Zeke. That’s the offensive line, that’s the receivers blocking. We still have all of those guys in his time off.”
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