Dez Bryant believes Ezekiel Elliott will shatter NFL rookie rushing record
That was the best offense for Ohio State the past two seasons, when Urban Meyer had Ezekiel Elliott, one of college football’s top ball-carriers, in his backfield. Now, it appears that slogan has traveled to Dallas and has the Cowboys sitting at 5-1 on the year.
After six weeks, Elliott is on track to finish the year with 1,875 rushing yards, which would break the NFL rookie rushing record. But wide receiver and teammate Dez Bryant believes that the running back can do more than just break the record.
“Yeah, I believe it. Two thousand or more. That’s my prediction,” Bryant told the Star-Telegram.
Breaking that mark would be quite a feat, as only seven running backs in the NFL have ever hit that mark in a single season.
The rushing record for NFL rookies is currently owned by Eric Dickerson, who rushed for 1,808 in 1983. Dickerson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1999.
Elliott currently sits with 703 yards and five TDs on the season.