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Ezekiel Elliott





Ohio State
2 Years Pro

2016 Season

  • car322
  • yds1,631
  • avg5.1
  • tds15


04/28/16:    Drafted in the first round (fourth overall) by Dallas.

Gameday Photos


For just the second time in franchise history, the Dallas Cowboys used a top-five pick to select a running back when the team chose Ezekiel Elliott with the fourth pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. Elliott, an elite three-down back who has the ability to excel in every aspect of his game, did not disappoint as a rookie, leading the NFL with 1,631 yards to become only the fifth rookie since the NFL merger to win the NFL rushing title. His 1,631 rushing yards - third by a rookie in NFL history - were aided by seven100-yard rushing games - tops by a rookie in team history - and he totaled 1,994 yards from scrimmage which was third by a rookie in league history. Elliott became the fourth rookie in Cowboys history to be named to the Pro Bowl, and only the fourth rookie, second running back, to be named All-Pro in franchise annals. He also took home FedEx Ground Player of the Year. Elliott possess a rare combination of size, speed and athleticism, and paired with one of the top offensive lines in the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys should put forth a formidable ground assault for years to come.



  • Started all 15 games he played, missing one (coach’s decision) and was tops in the NFL in rushing yards (1,631) and attempts (322), third with 15 touchdowns and third in scoring (96 points).
  • Became the fifth rookie since the 1970 merger to lead the NFL in rushing, joining Earl Campbell, George Rogers, Eric Dickerson and Edgerrin James.
  • Second in the NFL - third by a rookie in league history - with 1,994 total scrimmage yards.
  • Earned his first career trip to the Pro Bowl, becoming the fourth club running back selected to the game. Along with Dak Prescott, the pair became the first two Dallas rookies to be selected to the game.
  • Also named All-Pro first-team and the FedEx Ground Player of the Year.
  • Made his NFL debut as only the fourth Cowboys rookie running back to start a season opener and rushed 20 times for 51 yards with his first career touchdown against the N.Y. Giants (9/11).
  • Rushed 21 times for 83 yards (4.0) and a touchdown - the first Cowboys rookie rusher to have a rushing touch- down in each of the first two games of his rookie season.
  • Had his first career 100-yard game, rushing for 140 yards on 30 carries against Chicago (9/25). Is the 10th different Cowboys rookie to rush for 100 yards, and it was the 24th time a team rookie reached the mark. His 140 yards were eighth by a rookie in team history.
  • Rushed 23 times for 138 yards (6.0) and a touchdown at San Francisco (10/2) to become the fourth rookie club rusher to log consecutive 100-yard games. Also became the fifth Cowboys rusher overall with back-to-back 125-yard games. Caught one pass for 19 yards.
  • Rushed 15 times for 134 yards (8.9) with two touchdowns, including a career-long 60-yard jaunt for a score in the win over Cincinnati (10/9). It was his first multi-touchdown game - 21st by a Dallas rookie. His 546 yards through five games are the most by a club rookie, and he is the first club rookie with three consecutive 130-yard games - third NFL rookie (Eric Dickerson, 1983 and Mike Anderson, 2000). Also caught three passes for 32 yards.
  • Had 157 yards - fourth by a Cowboys rookie rusher - on 28 carries (5.6). It was his fourth consecutive 100-yard game - first Cowboys rookie to four straight 100-yard outings - and the first NFL rookie rusher (11th overall back) to rush for at least 130 yards in four straight games.
  • Rushed 22 times for 96 yards and caught four balls for 52 yards in the overtime win against Philadelphia (10/30).
  • Had his second multi-touchdown game of the season, with two on 18 carries for 92 yards at Cleveland (11/16).
  • Earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week, rushing for his fifth 100-yard game of the season at Pittsburgh (11/13), finishing with 114 yards and two touchdowns (his third multi-touchdown game of the season, second consecutive) on 21 carries. Both scores came in the final 2:00, making him the first player to score two touchdowns in the final 2:00 of a game since Ahmad Rashad in 1974. Also had two catches for 95 yards and a touchdown on an 83-yard screen pass, the second-longest scoring catch by a rookie in team history and the fifth-longest by a club running back. Became the first running back since Gale Sayers in 1965 to boast a 60-plus yard touchdown run and an 80-plus yard touchdown catch in a single season. Topped 1,000 rushing yards for the year, becoming only the third NFL rookie to reach the mark in his first nine games. His 209 scrimmage yards tied for fourth in club history and made him the sixth Dallas rookie to reach 200.
  • Became the club’s all-time leading rookie rusher, passing Tony Dorsett (1,007) after rushing for 97 yards on 25 carries against Baltimore (11/20).
  • Had two touchdowns and 97 yards on 20 carries on Thanksgiving Day against Washington (11/24) to become the fourth rookie in club history to reach 10 touchdowns - first since Emmitt Smith (1990). His 11 tied for third by a Dallas rookie, and he is the eighth different running back to reach 10, marking the 17th time in club history a back had 10-plus rushing scores. Also passed Smith for rush attempts by a rookie.
  • In the Thursday night win at Minnesota (12/1), rushed 20 times for 86 yards and a touchdown and caught four passes for 19 yards to give him his ninth 100 scrimmage yard game - tied for third by a rookie since 2000. Led all rushers in the game among both teams for the 11th straight game and tied Dorsett and Herschel Walker for the most rushing touchdowns by a rookie (12).
  • Rushed for his sixth 100-yard game of the season with 107 yards on 24 carries (4.5) at the N.Y. Giants (12/11). It was the 12th consecutive in which he led all rushers (both teams) and his 10th 100 scrimmage yard game - tied for sixth by an NFL rookie and tied for seventh in franchise history.
  • Had a season-best 159 yards (fourth among rookies in team history) on 23 carries (6.9) with one touchdown against Tampa Bay (12/18). Became the second Cowboys rookie (Julius Jones) to post two 150-plus rushing yards games. It was his seventh 100-yard outing of the season and his 10th 100 scrimmage yard game - tied for third among NFL rookies. Became the club’s all-time leading rookie scorer (13 rushing touchdowns.
  • Against Detroit (12/26) rushed 12 times for 80 yards (6.7) with two touchdowns, his club rookie record (tied for second by an NFL rookie) fifth multi-touchdown game of the season. Reached 15 rushing scores to pass Marion Barber (14, 2006) for fourth in a season in team history. Had a 55-yard rushing score - his second of 50-plus this season - to join Tyreek Hill as the only two players with multiple 50-plus yard touchdown runs on the season. Also edged Herschel Walker (14) for the most combined touchdowns by a Dallas rookie (16).
  • In the Divisional Playoff Game against Green Bay (1/15/17), became the fourth Cowboys rookie running back to start a postseason game and rushed 22 times (second by a rookie in Cowboys history) for 125 yards (third by a rookie in team history and ninth in NFL history).


  • Started all 13 games he played as a junior and was the Big Ten Offensive Player and Running Back of the Year while earning first-team All-Big Ten honors, finishing eighth in Heisman Trophy voting and earning the Chicago Tribune Silver Football Award as the Big Ten MVP.
  • Led the conference (sixth in the nation) with 140.1 rushing yards-per-game and led the Big Ten with 156.9 all-purpose yards-per-game, posting 2,040 total yards.
  • As a sophomore was an All-Big Ten honorable mention, rushing for 1,878 yards and 18 touchdowns en route to the College Football Playoff national championship.
  • His 1,878 yards were second in school history behind Eddie George’s 1,927 in 1995.
  • Played in 11 games as a true freshman behind Carlos Hyde and rushed for 262 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries (8.7 avg.). Also caught three passes for 23 yards and his lone career receiving touchdown.


  • Consensus four-star prospect, one of the top-100 national prospects and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Offensive Player of the Year as a senior out of John Burroughs High School in St. Louis, Mo.
  • Rushed for 2,155 yards with 40 touchdowns and totaled 3,061 all-purpose yards and 50 touchdowns for the 13-1 Class 3 state runner-up as a senior.
  • Won four state championships in a 2.5-hour span as part of the Burroughs track & field team, winning the 100-meter dash, 200, 110 high hurdles and the 300 hurdles.
  • Majored in marketing at OSU.


  • 2016-17 First Round Draft Picks Round Table at Draft Party.
  • 2016 Rookie Club.
  • 2016-17 Cowboys U High School Camp.
  • 2016 My Cause My Cleats Campaign - SPCA of Texas.
  • 2017 Reliant Home Run Derby benefiting the Salvation Army.
  • Annual Team Holiday Hospital Visits.
  • Kickoff Luncheon and Dallas Cowboys Family Cookbook benefiting Happy Hill Farm.
  • Salvation Army Angel Tree Christmas Program.
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas.


Career Stats


Recent Games

17@PHIL 13-27------------
16DETW 42-2112806.755211212120--
15TBW 26-20231596.94213299.712010
14@NYGL 7-10241074.515000--0--
13@MINW 17-1520864.33014194.816010
12WASW 31-2620974.921222311.5190--
11BALW 27-1725973.91404307.5170--
10@PITW 35-30211145.432229547.5831--
9@CLEW 35-1018925.11521555010
8PHIW 29-2322964.416045213250--
6@GBW 30-16281575.62902178.5150--
5CINW 28-14151348.960233712.3220--
4@SFW 24-1723138626111919190--
3CHIW 31-17301404.721022010180--
2@WASW 27-23218342112423021
1NYGL 19-2020512.68111110--


TOTAL 1532221.51,6315.1108.715609128.31435


TOTAL 153236311.324.283131110


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TOTAL 1551-30000000


TOTAL 15110000000-0
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rushing splits - split by OPPONENT

Baltimore Ravens125973.91406
Chicago Bears1301404.72108
Cincinnati Bengals1151348.96024
Cleveland Browns118925.11528
Detroit Lions112806.75523
Green Bay Packers1281575.62906
Minnesota Vikings120864.33015
New York Giants2441583.615111
Philadelphia Eagles122964.41606
Pittsburgh Steelers1211145.43227
San Francisco 49ers12313862618
Tampa Bay Buccaneers1231596.94216
Washington Redskins2411804.421313

rushing splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

Outside Own Division102151,1975.6601161
vs AFC Teams4794375.560625
vs NFC Teams112431,1944.955966
vs Own Division51074344.121430

rushing splits - split by MONTH


rushing splits - split by STADIUM

AT&T Stadium81678545.160845
FirstEnergy Stadium118925.11528
Heinz Field1211145.43227
Lambeau Field1281575.62906
Levi's Stadium12313862618
Lincoln Financial Field0------
MetLife Stadium1241074.51506
U.S. Bank Stadium120864.33015

rushing splits - split by WIN/LOSSES


rushing splits - split by WEEKDAY

Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)2401834.630312

receiving splits - split by OPPONENT

Baltimore Ravens14307.5171-000
Chicago Bears122010180-000
Cincinnati Bengals133712.3221-010
Cleveland Browns115550-000
Detroit Lions111212121-000
Green Bay Packers12178.5151-000
Minnesota Vikings14194.8160-000
New York Giants211110-000
Philadelphia Eagles145213253-010
Pittsburgh Steelers129547.5832-111
San Francisco 49ers111919190-000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers13299.7121-000
Washington Redskins24276.8191-000

receiving splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

Outside Own Division102328312.3837-121
vs AFC Teams41016716.7834-121
vs NFC Teams11221968.9257-010
vs Own Division59808.9254-010

receiving splits - split by MONTH


receiving splits - split by STADIUM

AT&T Stadium82020410.2258-020
FirstEnergy Stadium115550-000
Heinz Field129547.5832-111
Lambeau Field12178.5151-000
Levi's Stadium111919190-000
Lincoln Financial Field0---------
MetLife Stadium100--0-000
U.S. Bank Stadium14194.8160-000

receiving splits - split by WIN/LOSSES


receiving splits - split by WEEKDAY

Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)26427191-000

fumbles splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Baltimore Ravens1------
Chicago Bears1------
Cincinnati Bengals1-----0
Cleveland Browns110-1-0
Detroit Lions1-----0
Green Bay Packers1------
Minnesota Vikings110-2-0
New York Giants2-----0
Philadelphia Eagles1------
Pittsburgh Steelers1-----0
San Francisco 49ers1-----0
Tampa Bay Buccaneers110---0
Washington Redskins221---0

fumbles splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Outside Own Division1030-3-0
vs AFC Teams410-1-0
vs NFC Teams1141-2-0
vs Own Division521---0

fumbles splits - split by MONTH

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fumbles splits - split by STADIUM

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
AT&T Stadium810---0
FirstEnergy Stadium110-1-0
Heinz Field1-----0
Lambeau Field1------
Levi's Stadium1-----0
Lincoln Financial Field0------
MetLife Stadium1------
U.S. Bank Stadium110-2-0

fumbles splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd

fumbles splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)210-2-0

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

Baltimore Ravens10----------
Chicago Bears10----------
Cincinnati Bengals10---0------
Cleveland Browns10---0------
Detroit Lions10---0------
Green Bay Packers10----------
Minnesota Vikings10---0------
New York Giants20---0------
Philadelphia Eagles10----------
Pittsburgh Steelers10---0------
San Francisco 49ers10---0------
Tampa Bay Buccaneers10---0------
Washington Redskins2110000-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

Outside Own Division100---0------
vs AFC Teams40---0------
vs NFC Teams11110000-----
vs Own Division5110000-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH


defensive splits - split by STADIUM

AT&T Stadium80---0------
FirstEnergy Stadium10---0------
Heinz Field10---0------
Lambeau Field10----------
Levi's Stadium10---0------
Lincoln Financial Field00----------
MetLife Stadium10----------
U.S. Bank Stadium10---0------

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES


defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)20---0------
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