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Dez thinks Elliott will shatter the rookie rushing record

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 25:  Dez Bryant #88 and Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys hug prior to a game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears at AT&T Stadium on September 25, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) Getty Images

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is on pace to finish this season with 1,875 yards, which would break the NFL’s rookie rushing record. But teammate Dez Bryant thinks Elliott will go beyond that.

Bryant said Elliott’s sights shouldn’t just be set on Eric Dickerson’s rookie record of 1,808 rushing yards. Instead, Bryant is expecting Elliott to become the first rookie in NFL history to top 2,000 rushing yards.

“Yeah, I believe it. Two thousand or more. That’s my prediction,” Bryant said, via the Star-Telegram.

Only seven players in NFL history have rushed for 2,000 yards in a season: Eric Dickerson, Adrian Peterson, Jamal Lewis, Barry Sanders, Terrell Davis, Chris Johnson and O.J. Simpson. For Elliott to join that club as a rookie would be an extraordinary achievement.

But it’s probably not going to happen. As great as Elliott has been so far, he would need to average 130 yards a game for the rest of the season to reach 2,000, and that’s an enormous amount to ask. Elliott has a good chance at leading the league in rushing and at the offensive rookie of the year award (where teammate Dak Prescott is his biggest competition), but he’s probably going to come up short of Bryant’s bold prediction.

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14 Responses to “Dez thinks Elliott will shatter the rookie rushing record”
  1. 202folife says: Oct 19, 2016 7:06 PM

    Aint’ happening, they’ll reinsert Romo and go back to slinging it 50 times a game again. Write that down!

  2. jag1959 says: Oct 19, 2016 7:07 PM

    You lost me at “Dez thinks” I was laughing to hard to go on

  3. newtdobbs says: Oct 19, 2016 7:08 PM

    Don’t know if he will break the record or not, but I do know I’m going to enjoy watching him try.

  4. jnovi86 says: Oct 19, 2016 7:13 PM

    Anyone else think that Elliott looks like a giant d-bag by always having to pull his shirt up to show his abs?

  5. cuda1234 says: Oct 19, 2016 7:15 PM

    No way Romo and Dez let the rookie get all that publicity. That would mean no stats for them and they are both on the Drew Brees/Tim Tebow plan of I GET ALL THE MONEY, ALL THE STATS AND ALL THE ATTENTION!!! Who cares if we win or lose?

  6. campcouch says: Oct 19, 2016 7:42 PM

    Jinx.

  7. nbptma1 says: Oct 19, 2016 7:54 PM

    At this point, who really cares what Dez Bryant says. Who needs an overpaid diva like that on their team. I predict that as long as Dez is on the Cowboys, they won’t taste the Superbowl once (except from the seats).

  8. cardiovascularendurance says: Oct 19, 2016 7:58 PM

    Well Dez ain’t exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer…

  9. owlbania says: Oct 19, 2016 8:16 PM

    cardiovascularendurance says:
    Well Dez ain’t exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer…

    Not even the sharpest spoon, including the wooden ones.

  10. dtroxallday says: Oct 19, 2016 8:49 PM

    As much as I hate Dallas I have to admit, based on play so far, they’ve got the Offensive Rookie of the Year and it might not even be Elliot. He and Dak…smh…

  11. gambinofv says: Oct 19, 2016 9:24 PM

    nbptma1 says:
    Oct 19, 2016 7:54 PM
    At this point, who really cares what Dez Bryant says. Who needs an overpaid diva like that on their team. I predict that as long as Dez is on the Cowboys, they won’t taste the Superbowl once (except from the seats).

    Who is your team and what have they done lately

  12. mweekes22 says: Oct 19, 2016 10:26 PM

    X gon give it to ya

  13. ratsfoiledagain says: Oct 19, 2016 11:52 PM

    Must be nice to have that O line. Look what happened to Murry when he left.

  14. orivar says: Oct 20, 2016 1:37 AM

    “jag1959 says:
    Oct 19, 2016 7:07 PM
    You lost me at “Dez thinks” I was laughing to hard to go on”

    ——-

    I’m a Philly fan and found that absolutely unfunny. Don’t quit your day job.

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