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The Cowboys and Ezekiel Elliott is a topic that will dominate discussion in the early offseason.
When the Dallas Cowboys selected Ezekiel Elliott with the fourth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, it was met with a lot of discord. On one hand, he was the most talented running back coming out of the draft and he would fit nicely into an offense that was built for running. But on the other hand, he was a running back. Teams don’t typically invest high draft capital in a position that is so easily interchangeable and where comparable talent can be found later in the draft.
Elliott hit the ground running. He had over 1,600 yards rushing his rookie season, including 15 rushing touchdowns. He came six yards away from 2,000 scrimmage yards. His 108.7 yards per game average was good enough to earn him first-team All-Pro as a 21-year-old rookie. The future looked bright for him.