Dak Prescott: Ezekiel Elliott is in the best shape of his life

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Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott chose not to participate in voluntary workouts at the Cowboys’ facility, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t working out.

According to Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, Elliott looks better than ever right now.

“Zeke looks great,” Prescott said, via the Dallas Morning News. “He’s in the best shape of his life. Looking fast. Everybody’s seen the clips of him working out independently with his running back coach. His cuts, just how explosive he is. Excited to have a full year with him again and getting him healthy throughout the whole season.”

Prescott himself is also healthy after last year’s season-ending ankle injury, and he has no doubt that he and Elliott will be in great shape together this season.

“When Zeke’s healthy and Zeke’s doing his thing, he’s the best running back in the league,” Prescott said. “It’s just exciting to see him in the best shape of his life, or best shape he’s been in the NFL. That’s going to be special for us moving forward.”

Elliott is coming off a season in which he ran for a career-low 979 yards and also averaged a career-low 4.0 yards per carry. The Cowboys need Elliott to prove Prescott right.

33 responses to “Dak Prescott: Ezekiel Elliott is in the best shape of his life

  1. Every Cowboy story seems to be about their players at the best this and best that.

    Still an 8-9 team at best.

  2. Apparently the Cowboys have the best players at every position in the league….

    Unless the offensive line from 3 years ago is going to rise from the grave, Zeke will continue to struggle. It was a lot easier to run through holes when you weren’t seeing defenders until you hit the second level.

    I still can’t believe he got a tattoo of his annoying “Feed me” schtick.

    Dak should also remember he got his stats last year against teams playing prevent defense for 30 min a game as the cowboys were typically down by 2-3 TDs at half time.

  3. Like we would ever hear anything otherwise, oh, he don’t look quite as good as last year…

  4. They’re better off moving on from Ellliott and featuring Pollard. Elliott is a washed up and grossly overpaid fumbling has been.

  5. You many times see these reports that an athlete is NOW in the best shape of his life when the end of the line is in clear sight. Why aren’t athletes, who depend on their bodies to make their living, always in the best shape they can be?

  6. Why wasn’t he in that kind of shape before?
    Heck, he was younger before…..take your job seriously Zeke and earn your paycheck.

    RB is the easiest position to replace on the field. And for a lot cheaper.

  7. He will need to have the best season he’s ever had to keep his job. He’s been a disappointment since signing the contract extension that shouldn’t have ever even been offered — at least, not when it was — and has been somewhat of a headache off the field. He better be in the best shape of his life because he’s in the audition of his life starting in August.

  8. eagleswin says:
    June 12, 2021 at 8:32 am
    Apparently the Cowboys have the best players at every position in the league….

    Unless the offensive line from 3 years ago is going to rise from the grave, Zeke will continue to struggle. It was a lot easier to run through holes when you weren’t seeing defenders until you hit the second level.

    I still can’t believe he got a tattoo of his annoying “Feed me” schtick.

    Dak should also remember he got his stats last year against teams playing prevent defense for 30 min a game as the cowboys were typically down by 2-3 TDs at half time.

    ========

    The majority of Prescott’s stats have come while the Cowboys trail by just one score:

    56-81 (69.1%)
    709 yards (8.8 YPA)
    5 touchdowns
    2 interceptions
    Prescott has only thrown for 305 of his 1,690 yards, or 18%, while trailing by 17 or more points.

  9. Its a sad day when we listen to a mediocre QB telling us about a washed up running back. Skins win the division by 2 games

  10. “He’s in the best shape of his life. Looking fast.”

    Fast looking earns no points. Zeke lost last 2 seasons to mediocrity, will he thrive?
    As soon as Jerry opened his vault for the huge pay day, Zeke purged all his steam.

  11. Zeke is good when he has a line that opens gaps that you could drive a truck through, but so is every other running back in the league.

    I think that Dallas made a huge mistake when they signed Zeke to a long-term deal. He’s not even close to being as good as Henry, or Cook, or Kamara or Taylor.

  12. eagleswin says:
    June 12, 2021 at 8:32 am
    Apparently the Cowboys have the best players at every position in the league….

    Unless the offensive line from 3 years ago is going to rise from the grave, Zeke will continue to struggle. It was a lot easier to run through holes when you weren’t seeing defenders until you hit the second level.

    I still can’t believe he got a tattoo of his annoying “Feed me” schtick.

    Dak should also remember he got his stats last year against teams playing prevent defense for 30 min a game as the cowboys were typically down by 2-3 TDs at half time.

    —————————

    That’s rich coming from a fan of a team that’s even worse than Dallas.

  13. “Best shape of his life” is always the go to quote for a player on the downside of his career.

  14. This team and most of its players just annoy me. No Eagles fan here but I have to agree with the fan above who noted that Dak’s stats were often in garbage time – never mind that garbage time in Dallas often started at halftime because that team is so bad. I am not and never have been enamored with stats. Way too dependent on too many things. All that matters here for the highest or second highest QB is that this team has gone nowhere with him and isn’t likely too. True measure of talent. Nothing against him personally but this is not a good football team and his words to the contrary fall on deaf ears here.

  15. I get that Dak is healthy and all but the question remains….Can his injury prone and aging oline hold up????

  16. His dogs roam at large so he has been chasing them through the neighborhood.

  17. Zeke will only be 26 when the season starts, but his body is much older than that in NFL years. Three of his first four seasons he ran the ball 300+ times and that has a long term impact on a RB, it simply shortens their career. Zeke is quickly running toward a pre-30 year old career twilight and he better be in the best shape of his life if he wants to play effectively for the next 2-3 years. He will be lucky to sqeak out three more productive years, the cliff comes quick and harsh for RBs.

  18. Does this mean zeke will no longer sound like Darth vader when he’s breathing in front of the mic?

  19. Whomever owns the rights to this over-used tired cliche congratulations your a dollar richer. If Zeke is a stock I’d find it VERY unlikely many are buying a turnaround to previous form.

  20. Glad he’s in the “best shape” 3 years after his contract was signed. Top notch work ethic

  21. Don’t we hear this every year from the Cowboys? Last year, Prescott said the Cowboys had the best accumulation of talent that he was ever around. They finished 6-10. They were 2-3 in the games he played.

  22. As a 40 year Cowboys fan…. I just have to say….. it was a mistake to give him all that money. Since he’s gotten it…he’s been mediocre at best. This isn’t the 90’s so please quit trying to build a team that looks like the 90’s teams… it doesn’t work anymore…

  23. He’s thankful Covid-19 canceled the annual St Patrick’s day parade in Dallas. He’s got enough to deal with concerning his cujo dogs

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