FRISCO, Texas– Winning awards is nothing new for Ezekiel Elliott, but the rookie running back collected another one on Thursday.
The league named Elliott as the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for October. He played in four games, rushing for 525 yards on 88 carries. More importantly, Elliott and the Cowboys went a perfect 4-0 in the month as they've won six straight games to get to an NFC-leading 6-1 record.
Elliott has been a regular for awards such as Pepsi Rookie of the Week and the FedEx Ground Player of the Week. But this monthly award shows just how dominant he's been over the last four games.
He becomes the first Cowboys' rookie to win a monthly award from the NFL since DeMarco Murray won Offensive Player of the Month in 2011. Julius Jones is the only other player to win the award back in 2004.
Elliott's college teammate Joey Bosa, who was drafted just before at No. 3 by the Chargers, was the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Month.
The Cowboys' rookie could've been a candidate to take home the NFL's Offensive Player of the Month overall. The award went to Arizona's David Johnson, who rushed for 488 yards during the month. Not only did he play five games, but an additional quarter with one of the games going into a full overtime session. Johnson's Cardinals went 2-2-1 during October.