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Ezekiel Elliott, Saquon Barkley Are Playing Defense In The Pro Bowl

dallas cowboys players during the pro bowl

ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 27: (L-R) Amari Cooper #19, Ezekiel Elliott #21, Dak Prescott #4, Leighton Vander Esch#55, and Byron Jones #31 of the Dallas Cowboys get introduced before the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium on January 27, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett appears to be pulling out all of the stops in a losing effort as head coach of the NFC in the Pro Bowl.

Down 20-0 in the fourth quarter, Garrett has started utilizing his three Pro Bowl running backs on his side's defense.

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley, and New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara all lined up in the front seven - not even as defensive backs - and used as pass rushers.

You can see Elliott's defensive "debut" here:

Garrett has certainly been doing his best to overcome the massive deficit in the Pro Bowl.

In addition to the defense, Garrett deployed Elliott on special teams, and used a trick play that sent his star running back scurrying up the sideline for a first down on a fake punt.

Unfortunately, Garrett's coaching strategy has largely been foiled at every turn.

The NFC quarterbacks have thrown two interceptions and been sacked five times.

The game is being played on ESPN.