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Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott not resting on their laurels

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Dak Prescott won 13 games and offensive rookie of the year honors. Ezekiel Elliott won the rushing title and earned six MVP votes as a rookie. Both were ranked among the top-14 players in the NFL Network’s poll of players.

But don’t think for a second that Prescott and Elliott have spent the offseason resting on their laurels. Instead, according to teammate Cole Beasley, Prescott and Elliott have worked harder than ever since the Cowboys fell short of their goals last season.

“Dak’s the type of guy, he could be the best in the world at his position, he’ll still come in here and not be satisfied or complacent,” Beasley said, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “He’ll come in here and grind like he’s a rookie. He’s one of the hardest-working guys I’ve ever seen.

“Zeke’s approach is just like it was last year. Both of those guys have a chip on their shoulders. They’re not satisfied until we get to where we want to be. All the guys in here are the same way. Until we get a Super Bowl, we haven’t done our jobs.”

The Cowboys haven’t been to a Super Bowl since the 1995 season when they won the franchise’s fifth. They have not produced back-to-back winning seasons since 2008-09. Both are goals this season after a 13-3 regular season in 2016 ended in disappointment in the playoffs with a loss in the divisional round to Green Bay.

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13 Responses to “Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott not resting on their laurels”
  1. i, flounder says: Jun 23, 2017 8:29 PM

    theyv’e been in the league for one year. it would be pretty stupid to put their feet up now.

  2. Timothy Benton says: Jun 23, 2017 8:34 PM

    Like Kaepernick was a surprise and did very well when he first came on, i mean he did make it to the Superbowl, soon teams started gaming for him, stopped being what everyone feared, not so sure these may not be the same.

  3. bigbluedeadhead says: Jun 23, 2017 8:42 PM

    “Player X and/or Player Y Resting On Their Laurels” would be a headline/story to read. This one = non-story headline.

  4. thisistheendifyouletit says: Jun 23, 2017 8:52 PM

    “Zeke’s approach is just like it was last year.” Expose as many boobies as possible.

  5. TheWizard says: Jun 23, 2017 8:54 PM

    I should hope not, they haven’t accomplished anything.

    That’s what people like to say about the Patriots’ 16-0 season, so I guess it applies to everyone else, too.

  6. oscarxray says: Jun 23, 2017 9:18 PM

    It’s not possible to rest on your laurels. In fact you can hurt them if you cross your legs wrong or sit down too fast.

  7. derekgorgonstar says: Jun 23, 2017 11:33 PM

    Dallas would probably win more playoff games if the refs didn’t help the Packers every time they play them.

  8. bluestars920 says: Jun 23, 2017 11:54 PM

    Just young hungry boys on the grid to be the best u can’t stop getting better ……..GRID GRID GRID

  9. cookerduff123 says: Jun 24, 2017 4:53 AM

    I hope not; neither has nearly enough felony convictions to be considered a respectable Dallas Cowboy as of yet. Much more work to do.

  10. aj66shanghai says: Jun 24, 2017 7:53 AM

    It’s easy to sit here and take potshots at Cowboys players. And I guess that’s why I like it so much, because it’s easy.

  11. dirtydrynn27 says: Jun 24, 2017 9:03 AM

    Those guys had a great season last year but those Cowboy fans dont want to hear what Im about to say……

    Defensive coordinaters are not stupid and they will figure these guys out and I doubt very seriously that they can dublicate what they did last year!!!

  12. windham9 says: Jun 24, 2017 9:41 AM


  13. laserw says: Jun 24, 2017 4:50 PM

    Unless the Danish ham can handle a pass rush, he’ll be a loser this year.

    And that woman beater better practice preventing sucker’s cramp because it is jail time baby.

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