Did Madden 22 get Cowboys offensive ratings right?
1. Ezekiel Elliott, RB
Running back Ezekiel Elliott is the first Cowboys’ player that is rated too low to start the season on Madden 22. Elliott comes into the season with an overall of 88 which ranks as ninth best halfback in the league.
The former first-round pick rushed for under 1,000 yards for only the second time in this career. His 979 rush yards and 4.0 yards per carry were the lowest in any of his prior seasons. Additionally, he only averaged 65.3 yards per game, 6.5 yards per reception and six fumbles which were all career lows as well.
Although Elliott had arguably his worst season as a rusher, the 26-year-old running back was without his star quarterback and his best three offensive linemen (La’el Collins, Tyron Smith and Zack Martin) for almost the whole season. Any running back in a situation like that would likely put up numbers like that as well.
As a result, giving Elliott a 88 overall seems to be too low for the former All-Pro running back. He is rated one overall lower than running back Josh Jacobs of the Las Vegas Raiders, who wasn’t that much better than him last season. Jacobs only averaged 3.9 yards per carry and 71.9 yards per game in 2020.
Elliott didn’t have the best season last year, but with Prescott and his offensive linemen back, this should have boosted him overall especially over Jacobs.
Adjusted Madden 22 rating: 90