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Ezekiel Elliot: Can He Break The Rookie Rushing Record?


Ezekiel Elliot is seen as one of the rising stars of the Dallas Cowboys. Fans are seeing him as a player that might break a lot of records, including that of the rookie rushing record. Bloggingtheboys author DannyPhantom, a fan himself, sure hopes to see it happening – and has asked Eric Dickerson, the current holder of the record, about his opinion about this possibility. Dickerson, of course, wouldn’t bet on him, not even at the best online gambling & betting site, since breaking the rookie rushing record is not as simple as it might seem.

Big shoes to fill

Dickerson has had one of the best rookie seasons in NFL history. He was the rising star of the League in 1983, and the season was one of the best ever for any running back ever. Dickerson was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, the NFL Offensive Player of the Year, and the NFL’s Most Valuable Player, all in the same season.

It will be broken, eventually…

“I think eventually it will be broken”, Dickerson told “I think somebody will break it one day. The one I always said is going to be the hardest one to break is my rookie rushing record, because you get one shot at it. 1,880 yards, I think I had 20 touchdowns. I think that’s just going to be difficult to break, because a rookie that can get those chances you can get to run the football, it just happened to work out for me that year. I had a great season, but I always say this, as my rookie season went on around Week 11 or 12, I got tired. I wasn’t used to the 20 game season, with preseason counting in there with those four extra games. I just started dropping weight”.


Apparently, Elliot has what it takes to break a lot of records in his career, even during his rookie season, but what he lacks is out of his control: opportunity. Running back was a much more important part of any game three decades ago. Today you rarely ever see a back get as many touches as Dickerson had in his time. But predicting how many records the rising star of the Cowboys can break is a bit too early, as Elliot still has to prove his worth in the regular season.

Ezekiel “Zeke” Elliot is a player with a lot of potential. During his college football career, he earned All American honors with the Ohio State last year, and was named the Offensive MVP both at the 2015 Sugar Bowl and the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.

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