by: KARIS TAYLOR
So, exactly how good is Ezekiel Elliott?
Ezekiel Elliott has been nothing but a blessing to the Cowboys. Elliot and Dak Prescott, the team’s other new rookie, have both been superstars recently. Elliott has had 703 rushing yards this season so far, and he has only played 6 games. The Cowboys have a bye week this week, but many fans, including the team’s own Dez Bryant, believe Elliott can easily hit 2,000 rushing yards by the end of the season. For this to happen, Elliott would have to be averaging 129.7 rushing yards per game, according to the NFL, to hit this goal. This would be no problem for Elliott, who is currently hitting 134, 138, 140, & 157 rushing yards during the last four games. Elliott’s stats are amazing, but it is not just his stats that are amazing.
Elliott is on pace to break Eric Dickerson’s record of 1,808 rushing yards that was set in 1983. He is set at a pace where he would be able to hit 365 carries, 13 touchdowns, and 1,875 (or more) rushing yards this season alone, not to mention all the other seasons he will play. He can break tackles, including arm tackles, and get through the other team’s defense like no other. Elliot is unstoppable.
There is controversy about Ezekiel Elliott being the best running back in the league. He may not be the best in the league, but he is in the top 10. Sure, there will always be some that will criticize Ezekiel Elliott, but without a doubt, this rookie is going somewhere.