While there might be a quarterback controversy brewing in The Big D, there’s no doubting who the top RB is for the Dallas Cowboys after a 30-17 win over the Dolphins on Sunday.
It’s Ezekiel Elliott and his 134-yard, two-touchdown day has cemented him as one of the front-runners among rookies this season — on a historic level, too.
According to Elias, his 546 rushing yards this season are the fifth-best total in NFL history for the first five games of a player’s career. The only better starts are Eric Dickerson (645 yards), Adrian Peterson (607), Todd Gurley (575) and Billy Sims (560). That’s not bad company — and that’s good news for Elliott’s cardboard given how Gurley looked last year.
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