Following the Dallas Cowboys 19-3 victory over their NFC East rivals, the New York Giants, here are seven players whose stock is on the rise in Big “D”.
The Dallas Cowboys were able to exact their revenge on the New York Giants Sunday night. After losing to the G-Men in both of their matchups last year, the Cowboys were able to soundly defeat their NFC East rivals 19-3 in Week One of the brand new regular season.
A number of different individuals shined in the resounding victory. Here our list of seven Cowboy players whose stock we believe is skyrocketing after the big win.
Ezekiel Elliott, Running Back
It’s been a turbulent offseason for Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. After having a year long NFL investigation hanging over his head due to several alleged domestic violence incidents, the 22-year old seemingly could not keep himself out of the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
After being levied with a six-game suspension by the league in late July, and his appeal essentially being denied afterwards, Elliott’s chances of missing the first half of the regular season seemed assured.
But a temporary restraining order combined with a preliminary injunction granted by a Texas judge will allow the second-year running back to play until he has his day in federal court. That fact could allow Elliott to play all season.
With his legal issues on an upswing, Elliott was free to be his old self on Sunday against New York. And the young back was an absolute Giant-killer, racking up 104 yards on the ground via 24 carries and catching five passes for an additional 36 yards through the air.
With all the distractions from the offseason, it was unclear how Elliott’s play on the field would be impacted. Sunday night performance proved there is nothing to be worry about in that area. Zeke will eat, regardless.