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

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Dallas Cowboys: There Aren’t A Ton Of Backs That Could Have Made That Play

That should have been the preferred option anyway, as you take some of the onus away from the Viking offense and your defense, but this set yourself up to win, outright.

That’s exactly what they did and in large part, if not completely, due to a huge play from the elite back we call Zeke. With two guys coming in to bring him down before the line to gain here, most running backs and that probably includes Tony Pollard, go down.

After being hit by four people, two at a time on two occasions before reaching the first down marker, Ezekiel powers through. Being elite isn’t always about putting up huge numbers all the time, but about being able to make the huge impact play whenever your team needs it.

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Ezekiel Elliott did that on Sunday, continues to do that for the Cowboys, and will be a huge part of their success throughout the remainder of the year. This though and specifically that game-winning playillustrates just why Ezekiel Elliott is still an elite back in the NFL. And that’s regardless of what some might say or think.