5 things Dallas Cowboys fans want to see on Hard Knocks

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Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
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For the third time since 2002, the Dallas Cowboys will be the focus of the HBO documentary series, Hard Knocks. The new series featuring the Cowboys is set to premiere on August 10.

The last time the Cowboys were the subject of this long-running docuseries was back in 2008. So after 13 years, HBO has once again set its sights on America’s Team.

But what do fans want to see most during the behind-the-scenes show? Here are our five best guesses …

#5. An Improved Ezekiel Elliott

Last season was one of the worst for former first-round running back Ezekiel Elliott. He posted career lows in total rushing yards (979), average yards per carry (4.0), and average yards per game (65.3) in 2020. Zeke also fumbled the ball six times and dropped eight passes.

Word coming out of OTAs is that Elliott’s in the best shape of his life. With a healthy offensive line returning, and quarterback Dak Prescott back under center after playing just five games in 2020 due to injury, the hope is Zeke is back on track to compete to win his third NFL rushing title in his six-year career.

The importance of a successful running game can not be overstated for the Cowboys. Despite their impressive aerial attack, the last three times Dallas has made it to the postseason they’ve also featured a running back who has led the league in rushing yards. Elliott did so in 2016 and 2018. And it was DeMarco Murray leading the way to the playoffs in 2014.