Troy Aikman thinks the Dallas Cowboys have a bona fide MVP candidate.
The former Cowboys quarterback spoke highly of rookie Ezekiel Elliott on Monday when he was a guest on the Dan Patrick Show.
Aikman first agreed Elliott was a legitimate candidate when Patrick asked, he then offered some more praise for the running back.
“It’s hard to imagine him not leading the league in rushing when it’s all said in done. Heck, he might even set some records before it’s all over with. His offensive line is outstanding. They’ve gotten even better.”
Aikman has watched Elliott closely, he’s called a handful of Cowboys games for Fox already this season, and he’s impressed.
“But this guy Ezekiel Elliott is the total package,” Aikman said. “He’s a home run threat because of his speed. Again he’s tough. He runs between the tackles, he can catch the ball, he can pass protect. I think it’s been a long time — I can’t think of anyone that comes to mind that I’ve seen step into the league at his age and do all the things that he does not just well, he does them exceptionally well. He’s great in all those areas, and that’s difficult for any young player, especially a running back in pass protection. But he does a great job.”