Ezekiel Elliott ties Herschel Walker on Dallas' all-time list with latest performance
It hasn’t been a banner season for the Dallas Cowboys but Ezekiel Elliott continues to make the case as one of the best running backs in the NFL.
Elliott now has 50 receptions in a season for a third straight year, tying a franchise mark with the great Herschel Walker, one of the most dominant running backs of the 1980s.
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With that last reception, Ezekiel Elliott surpassed 50 receptions on the season for the third time – third consecutive – of his career to tie Herschel Walker for the second-most seasons with 50-plus receptions by a club running back in Cowboys history.
— Dallas Cowboys Public Relations (@DallasCowboysPR) January 3, 2021
The Cowboys came into Week 17 at 6-9, having won their last three games.
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The former Ohio State running back entered the season finale with a calf injury and has been seen on the FOX broadcast on the sidelines, being checked by the Cowboys medical personnel. There is a fairly good chance that he may not finish the game.
He came into the game with 937 yards on 20 carries with five touchdowns. A season ago, Elliott had 1,357 rushing yards with 12 touchdowns.
The former first-round pick is in his fifth season in the NFL, having topped 1,000 rushing yards in three of those seasons.