FRISCO, Texas – The wins keep coming for Ezekiel Elliott.
Days after he contributed to a 35-30 win in Pittsburgh, the rookie running back was rewarded for it once again. Elliott was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance, which helped boost the Cowboys to a league-best 8-1 record.
Given Elliott's showing against the Steelers, it's hardly surprising. He rushed 21 times for 114 yards, including two touchdowns – both of which came in the dying moments of a scintillating fourth quarter. He also caught two passes for 95 yards, one of which was an 83-yard touchdown that jolted the Cowboys out of a sluggish start.
It was just the latest installment of what has been an amazing debut season for the No. 4 overall draft pick. Through nine games, Elliott has rushed 198 times for 1,005 yards and nine touchdowns. He is three yards away from breaking the Cowboys rookie rushing record, which was set by Tony Dorsett in 1977.
Sunday was far and away the best receiving effort of Elliott's season to date. He has 18 receptions for 250 yards and one score on the year.