The last time the Cowboys lost as badly was in 2013 against the New Orleans Saints, where they fell 49-17 to an MVP-caliber Drew Brees.
Dallas was far from its best in Colorado and ultimately paid the price by being demolished. The finger-waggers were at their finger-waggiest after Elliott couldn't be bothered to tackle Broncos cornerback Chris Harris following a Dak Prescott interception.
The first completed 30-of-50 of his throws for 238 yards, while the latter collected just eight rushing yards on nine carries.
That's four sacks total, and the last time a Cowboy player had more than four in the first two games, we have to go back to 1994 when Charles Haley opened the season with five and a half sacks.
Jason Garrett and the Dallas Cowboys are looking for a bounce back game.
It is no secret to anyone who watched the game this weekend, but the Denver Broncos decimated the Dallas Cowboys in the game on Sunday, Sept. 17, winning 42-17 in a dominating performance, where the Broncos controlled both sides of the ball. Since the Cowboys weren't doing much damage on their pass plays, the Broncos could continue to push their game plan for Week 2.
It was also the worst game of Elliott's young career from a production standpoint. He said the second-year running back handled it the right way and they are ready to put the situation behind them.
Elliott is moving forward but also understood this was something he had to address.
"Again teams have been trying to stop the run against us for a while". "He's special. We've got a pretty good one, too, (in Chandler Jones), so yeah, it's a copycat league".
This past Sunday was the toughest game to deal with for any Dallas Cowboys fan. The Broncos have one of the best defenses in the National Football League, led by superstar linebacker Von Miller and the experienced cornerback Aqib Talib.
Elliott was later asked if it was uncharacteristic of him to not give full effort on a play.
It was just two weeks ago that Elliott ran for over 100 yards against a terrific Giants defense.
According to Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk, Elliott is embracing the criticism and accepting responsibility for his lackluster effort against Denver.
"That's part of how they play", Garrett said. We don't go out there and play for the talking heads. Having people up around the line of scrimmage.