Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott spoke to the media for the first time since Jane Slater of the NFL Network reported that some anonymous players had “lost faith” in the coaching staff.
The Cowboys were dominated 38-10 at home on Monday night to fall to 2-4.
Elliott told reporters on Wednesday that Cowboys players need to “look in the mirror” if they want to fix their problems.
“We need to keep that kind of stuff in house,” Zeke said in a Wednesday midday presser with DFW media. “Everyone look in the mirror, see what’s going on, fix that and we’ll be better.”
Zeke was a huge problem why the team couldn’t get out of their own way when he had two costly fumbles in the first half.
Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee also weighed in, saying everyone on the defense needs to step up.
“The first thing I think with anonymous sources, you never really can take them serious,” Lee said. “First, they don’t put their name on it. Second, you don’t know if the person’s in the room, or not in the room. Maybe they were. Maybe they’re not now. Sometimes you don’t know if it’s through a secondhand source. Maybe it is a player, but maybe it’s coming through an agent. You just can’t speculate. So you have to just say, listen, the consensus in our locker room, with our defense right now, is that we all need to work hard. We all need to improve. There’s no pointing fingers. The only way out of this is to keep faith in each other. And we have that faith. Like we said, anything anonymous, we’re not going to worry about that.”