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Draft Scout *Ezekiel Elliott News
01/17/17 - RB Ezekiel Elliott, who led the NFL in rushing, was named the Rookie of the Year by the Professional Football Writers of America on Tuesday. Elliott was also named the Offensive Rookie of the Year, while San Diego Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa, who was Elliott's teammate last season at Ohio State, was selected as the Defensive Rookie of the Year in a vote by the PFWA. Elliott, the No. 4 overall draft pick, rushed for 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns in 15 games, while averaging 5.1 yards per attempt.
01/16/17 - RB Ezekiel Elliott wants to see "closure" on the NFL's domestic violence inquiry related to the assault accusations made by his ex-girlfriend over the summer. Elliott, the league's leading rusher this season as a rookie, was accused of a second domestic violence incident involving the woman, who said she was hurt in a July argument. The league's investigation will determine whether Elliott violated its personal conduct policy.
01/15/17 - RB Ezekiel Elliott. Prescott rushed 22 times for 125 yards in the NFC divisional playoff game loss to the Packers.
ESPN reported Sunday the NFL submitted follow-up questions to Elliott regarding assault accusations made in July by his ex-girlfriend. Elliott is still in the process of responding and no resolution is expected this season, according to the report.
01/02/17 - RB Ezekiel Elliott sat out Sunday. He had an outside chance at setting an NFL rookie rushing record -- he came into the game needing 178 yards to pass the mark of 1,808 yards set by Eric Dickerson of the Rams in 1983. Dallas also sat out often-injured linebacker Sean Lee, who was listed as questionable earlier in the week with a sore knee. And wide receiver Dez Bryant played just three series before taking the rest of the day off.
12/27/16 - RB Ezekiel Elliott took a few more steps toward breaking Eric Dickerson's 33-year-old rookie rushing record as the Cowboys eased past the Lions.
Dickerson rushed for 1,808 yards as a Los Angeles Ram in 1983, setting the rookie rushing yardage record that stands for at least another week.
Elliott gained 80 yards on Monday Night Football to boost his season total to 1,631.
Perhaps the only thing that could stop Elliott is his and the Cowboys' success. Dallas has wrapped up the NFC East division title as well as home-field advantage in the NFC.
Although the Cowboys didn't take their foot off the pedal in a 42-21 drubbing of Detroit, Dallas coach Jason Garrett deployed backup running back Darren McFadden for the entire fourth quarter, allowing Elliott to rest.
Standing on the sideline, Elliott might have seen his chance to catch Dickerson fade away. He needs 178 yards on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles next week. Because Dallas already has the best record in the NFC locked up, Elliott is not likely to have more than the 12 carries he tallied against the Lions.