Ezekiel Elliott proving to be worth the hype and then some

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Ezekiel Elliott proving to be worth the hype and then some

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GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 16: Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys looks to avoid the tackle from LaDarius Gunter #36 of the Green Bay Packers during the second quarter at Lambeau Field on October 16, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Ezekiel Elliott is doing all he can to justify Dallas taking him fourth in the NFL draft in April, flashing that million dollar smile off the field and making defenders look silly on it.

He was a media favorite during his time at Ohio State, and he looks like he might be a popular interview in Dallas, too.


The interview opportunities figure to keep rolling in as long as he is productive as he has been so far this season.

Elliott leads the NFL with 703 yards rushing, and he followed up his 134-yard performance against the Bengals in Week 5 by going for 157 yards Sunday against the Packers.

The only rookie back to run for more yards in his first six games is Eric Dickerson, who finished with 1,808 yards in 1983 before getting 2,105 the following season.

As he did in his first season as a starter at Ohio State, Elliott appears to be gaining steam behind a great offensive line.

He ran afoul of owner Jerry Jones (but not the law) for being spotted at a legal pot shop in Seattle in the preseason, and he only managed 51 yards in his debut against the Giants before getting 83 in Week 5.

He’s gone for at least 130 in every game since, and the sky appears to be the limit for the former Buckeye.

Given Joey Bosa’s fast (delayed) start for the Chargers, Ohio State could be looking at a Rookie of the Year double dip when all is said and done this season.

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