Ezekiel Elliott Will Have to Earn Starting Spot, Says Cowboys RB Coach

May 26, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Despite getting selected with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft, running back Ezekiel Elliott won't be handed the Dallas Cowboys' starting job without earning it.  
According to Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Star-Telegram, Cowboys running back coach Gary Brown said Wednesday that there will be an open competition: "He's going to compete. Zeke has to earn it. I think that's the best thing for our team and for those guys going forward."
Dallas boasts plenty of backfield depth with Darren McFadden and former Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris on the roster.
McFadden enjoyed a strong 2015 campaign, as he ranked fourth in the NFL with 1,089 rushing yards to go along with three touchdowns on the ground.
Elliott eclipsed 1,800 rushing yards in each of his final two seasons at Ohio State, however, and seemingly has the tools needed to be a superstar at the NFL level immediately.
Per Hill, however, Elliott is embracing the challenge a...

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