5 current Cowboys with the best Hall of Fame chances

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Cowboys, Ezekiel Elliott
Dec 26, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) runs on the field before the game against the Washington Football Team at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports /

4. Ezekiel Elliott, RB

Percentage chance to make the Hall of Fame: 15%

Ezekiel Elliott burst onto the scene in 2016 with a ridiculous campaign in which we saw him be awarded with a Pro Bowl nod and first-team All-Pro honors. He didn’t stop there. After a down year in his sophomore season where he was suspended six games, he came back to have two more Pro Bowl appearances and an average of 4.6 yards-per-carry, 90 yards per game, and 18 touchdowns in the span of the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

Elliott was on a Hall of Fame pace and was becoming incredibly consistent. That was until 2020, the first season he had without 1,000 yards rushing. Even though he only played 15 games, he still had a measly four yards-per-carry, which ranked 41st in the league. He would follow up that down year with another year lower than his standards this past season.

Many believe the downtrend in his performance is due to his usage rate being so high in college and early in his NFL career, causing him to be worn down and not as effective. This leads to the question, does Zeke still have enough left in the tank to have a career resurgence? Well, that’s up to him to figure out. For now, though, he has a massive uphill battle to be considered in Hall of Fame talks, as he doesn’t even rank in the top ten running backs anymore according to Pro Football Focus.