Dallas Cowboys: This play illustrates why Ezekiel Elliott is still elite

Dallas Cowboys, Ezekiel Elliott (Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports)
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Dallas Cowboys, Ezekiel Elliott
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Dallas Cowboys: This Play Illustrates Why Ezekiel Elliott Sill Elite

While Tony Pollard’s play has made some question the merit of a big-money runner like Zeke, that isn’t fair. First off, the Cowboys have two very good to great running backs on their roster, let’s not confuse, however, one has proven and continues to prove his all-around three-down eliteness every week.

Again, Tony Pollard is an amazing talent, with immense ability, and it can’t be expressed how good it is to have him on your favorite team (especially as the second runner to a guy like Zeke), but to think that he could be as effective for the Cowboys or that he is as good or better than Zeke is flawed.

This isn’t that though. This isn’t a hit-piece on Pollard, as he’s great and for as long as the Cowboys can keep him there as the 1B man, hopefully forever, then you absolutely want him. What this is though… is this. It’s been said before, earlier this season, that Zeke is still elite. If you need any more proof, look at the game from Sunday. Specifically, this game-winning, drive-saving, have to have it play from him here is the proof.

In a moment of the game where you, likely, still get a field goal off (though with Greg Zuerline this season, you still might be a bit scared), the Cowboys could do themselves a huge favor by getting a first down here to try to get into the box.