When Tony Romo got hurt everyone thought the Dallas Cowboys were done.
Not so fast.
A couple of newcomers have really helped this team along, and now many contend that its time to move along *without* Romo.
Dak Prescott (Mississippi State) has helped lead the team to a 12-2 record and they’ve clinched a birth in the Playoffs already.
However, it’s really been another rookie, a Buckeye (Ohio State), that has helped ‘America’s Team’ move past the Romo era.
Ezekiel Elliott is having an MVP rookie season, and he has a shot at Eric Dickerson’s record for rushing yards for a rookie Running Back at 1,808 set over 30 years ago.
With two games to go, Elliott would have to average 129 yards per game to get it done, and considering his average this season is 111 yards per game, this long standing record can be broken.
So it’s possible, and its also impressive because this is one of those records that are considered to be one of the gold standards.
The Cowboys will play the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football, and then the Philadelphia Eagles in the final two games. Elliott carried 22 times for 96 yards in his team’s OT win over the Eagles in Week 8.
Both the Eagles and the Lions rank in the middle of the pack in terms of rush defense; the Lions are allowing 4.2 yards per carry (18th in the NFL) and the Eagles have allowed 4.3 per carry (21st).
Ezekiel Elliott is also a great teammate. Have a look at what he bought each and everyone of his Offensive Lineman for Christmas! Great guy, eh?!?