Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott make history in first five games
Life is good for Ezekiel Elliott right now.
After a few questionable incidents to start his NFL career, the former Ohio State tailback got back to doing what he does best; break off long runs and get in the end zone.
Once again, Elliott did that on Sunday. He finished his third straight game with at least 130 yards rushing, 60 of which came on this long touchdown run:
— The Cowboys Star (@TheCowboysStar) October 10, 2016
Elliott’s 134-yard effort — on just 15 carries — put him in some unprecedented territory. With 546 yards on the ground, he’s now the NFL’s rushing leader by 85 yards.
Elliott and fellow rookie Dak Prescott also became the first two first-year players to account for 500 rushing yards and 1,000 passing yards in their first five games. Ever.
And remember when Elliott said he was going after Eric Dickerson’s rookie rushing record? Dickerson is one of three running backs in NFL history that accounted for more rushing yards through his first five games.
The duo of Elliott and Prescott has the Cowboys at 4-1, despite the fact that they’ve been without Tony Romo and Dez Bryant for basically all of 2016.
Yes, life is good for Elliott in Dallas:
— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 9, 2016