If Dez Bryant has any say in it, Ezekiel Elliott won't get rookie hazing
Ezekiel Elliott walked into an ideal situation in Dallas.
The No. 4 overall pick will get to work with one of the top offensive lines in the NFL, and he doesn’t have anybody threatening his chances of starting as a rookie.
But Elliott’s situation might’ve been even better than some realized.
According to Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant, Elliott will be avoiding the typical rookie hazing. Bryant was asked about that subject by TMZ while he was leaving the airport on Tuesday.
‘Are you going to make Ezekiel take you out for a rookie dinner?’
“Naw, none of that,” Bryant said. “We don’t do that in Dallas anymore.”
Bryant, of course, infamously covered a $55,000 dinner when he was a rookie. He was then asked about whether or not Elliott would face any sort of rookie hazing at all.
“Naw, we need him,” Bryant said. “We need his mind to be right.”
Bryant has a point. The team’s leading rusher from 2015, Darren McFadden, broke his elbow trying to save his cell phone from dropping. The Cowboys signed Alfred Morris this offseason, but Elliott still figures to get the majority of the carries.
And luckily for him, he might not have as many “welcome to the NFL” moments as other rookies.