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Elliott Up For FedEx Ground Yearly Award; Voting Ends Thursday

FRISCO, Texas – Voting ends Thursday for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Year award, and Ezekiel Elliott is among three finalists (Pittsburgh's Le'Veon Bell, Arizona's David Johnson).

Elliott, the NFL's rushing leader as a rookie, gained 1,631 yards in 15 starts and finished the regular season 178 yards shy of Eric Dickerson's 1983 rookie rushing record.

Elliott won the FedEx Ground Player of the Week award in Weeks 4 and 5, when he rushed for a combined 272 yards and three touchdowns in Cowboys wins over the San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals.

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