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Rico Dowdle or Ezekiel Elliott: Who leads the Cowboys in rushing yards?

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Who do you think will lead the Cowboys in rushing this season?

In a surprise, the Dallas Cowboys didn’t draft a running back to bolster their rushing attack. Instead they opted to use familiar faces to handle the rushing duties this season. The Cowboys re-signed Ezekiel Elliott after the front office spent months showering him with public affection. They also re-signed last year’s backup, Rico Dowdle. Second-year runner Deuce Vaughn is also vying for a spot in the backfield. Meanwhile, Royce Freeman was added by the Cowboys to provide a veteran assurance should things falter at the top of the depth chart.

Speaking of the top of the depth chart, Elliott and Dowdle will battle for the top spot. Dowdle has garnered attention in the past two seasons, culminating in taking the number two job away from Malik Davis last season. Could Dowdle be in store for something greater this season? And could he beat out Elliott as the team’s leading rusher in 2024? Here’s where both runners stand coming into this season and how the numbers project who will be the team’s leading rusher.

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