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Scouts Rank NFC East RBs: It’s Zeke Over Barkley, Sanders & AD - Mike Fisher, Cowboy Maven
Ezekiel Elliott has been one of the most dominant running backs in the NFL since he came into the league, but has stiff competition from other big names like Saquon Barkley. According to anonymous NFL scouts, Zeke is still the best in the NFC East though.
“Barkley is more explosive but Elliott is far more consistent and durable,’’ McMullen writes. “Many talk about Dak Prescott when discussing the Cowboys offense or the impressive WR corps which has now added CeeDee Lamb to Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup but the straw that stirs the drink is Elliott. Everything is built on his sturdy foundation.’’
We’ll suggest that McCarthy may change some of that, based on how he ran his offense in Green Bay for all of those years; that wasn’t exactly a back-centric offense. But in total, the scouts think Dallas has the best running back in the NFC East - and that’s saying something.