Ezekiel Elliott is in Eric Dickerson territory.
The Dallas Cowboys rookie running back’s 703 yards on the ground is the second most in a player’s first six games in NFL history, via ESPN. Elliott’s rushing yards only takes a back seat to Dickerson’s rookie campaign. In Dickerson’s inaugural season he amassed 787 rushing yards through six contests.
“I just got to thank those big fellas upfront. Got to thank those guys, the tight ends, the fullback. There are the best at what they do and they make it easy for me,” Elliott said after Sunday’s 30-16 win over the Green Bay Packers, per Ed Werder of ESPN. This is why I was brought here. I was brought here with high expectations. That’s why they used such a high pick on me.”
Elliott is in rare air for a rookie running back this season. The running back’s 157 yards against the Green Bay Packers made him the first rookie running back to have at least 130 rushing yards in four-consecutive games.
The running back’s biggest competitor for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year happens to be his own teammate Dak Prescott.
The two have taken the league by storm and propelled the Cowboys to an NFC East leading 5-1 start.
Prescott is about to force Tony Romo out of a job and Elliott is in the company of a Hall of Famer. Not a bad draft class for the Cowboys.