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The Denver Broncos have had moments this season when their defense has shown frustration after games, but things reached a boiling point Sunday night. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones also seemed fine with the rookie rusher’s celebration. When asked if he would hop into the kettle again, Elliott said it was a one-time gesture.

According to NFL.com, Broncos coach Gary Kubiak had to break up a locker-room shouting match between defensive backs and offensive linemen that escalated when he asked if anyone would like to address the team after a 16-3 loss to the New England Patriots.

Neither will anybody else given how much it will be replayed in the future.

ARLINGTON, Texas — Ezekiel Elliott won’t soon forget his franchise-record-setting 13th rushing touchdown of his rookie season.The Dallas Cowboys running back celebrated by jumping into one.

“I mean it’s just sitting there right in the end zone, you know. It’s the perfect celebration,” Elliot said after the game. “They’re one of our biggest partners so I had to show them a little bit of love.”

Everybody’s frustrated,” Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. told ESPN. “We feel like we played almost good enough defense to win that game, I don’t know if [we] ever kept Brady under 16 points and we did that today. That’s what makes you sick, when we come out and play stout like we did today, we could play a little bit better and get some turnovers. … But they didn’t really have to take many chances, they didn’t really have to throw the ball down the field too much.

Well, he shouldn’t have done it. I thought it was creative, but he shouldn’t have done it. You know that’s how the league is going to rule on those things.Garrett

A smattering of the Broncos’ defensive players also called the number of plays they’ve played in recent games “our quota” when the play count nears 80, a high number for any defense. The Broncos’ defense has played at least 76 snaps in four of the past seven games, including 81 plays in Jacksonville earlier this month.

Everybody’s frustrated,” Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. told ESPN. “We feel like we played almost good enough defense to win that game, I don’t know if [we] ever kept Brady under 16 points and we did that today. That’s what makes you sick, when we come out and play stout like we did today, we could play a little bit better and get some turnovers. … But they didn’t really have to take many chances, they didn’t really have to throw the ball down the field too much.

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