Cowboys Putting Enormous Pressure on Ezekiel Elliott Whether They Like It or Not

July 15, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Much has been written about the young quarterbacks who were taken with the first two picks of the 2016 NFL draft—of the pressure on California's Jared Goff as the presumptive starter from Day 1 for the Los Angeles Rams in particular.
But among the top picks in this year's draft, there isn't a youngster under a brighter, harsher spotlight than Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys aspire to play in the Super Bowl every single season, and with each passing day in Big D, something becomes more and more evident.
In 2016, the Cowboys will go as far as Elliott can carry them. (Warning: NSFW lyrics in the following video.)
Not that this is any sort of huge shock. Elliott's selection at No. 4 overall sent a clear message: You don't draft a running back that highly unless you're confident that back is both supremely talented and ready to make an early impact.
The talent part of this equation doesn't appear to be in dispute. Elliott was universally hai...

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