Now halfway complete, former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliot’s rookie season in the NFL is flirting with a historic pace.
After another standout performance in the Cowboys’ 35-10 win over the Browns on Sunday, Elliott is on pace for 1,782 yards and 14 rushing touchdowns.
Ezekiel Elliott on pace for 1,782 yards, 14 TDs
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 6, 2016
Eric Dickerson holds the NFL records for rushing yards and touchdowns by a rookie, running for 1,808 yards and 18 scores in 1983. To catch Dickerson’s marks, Elliott would need to average little more than 114 yards and nearly a touchdown-and-a-half per game in the second half of the season.
Elliott carried the ball 18 times for 92 yards and 2 touchdowns on Sunday — his second game with multiple rushing scores this season. While it was the first time the former Ohio State bruiser didn’t reach the century mark in three contests, Elliott continued to showcase his signature quickness and durability. He’s carried the ball 15 or more times in every game this season.
Elliott played at Ohio State from 2013-15, compiling 3,961 rushing yards and 44 total touchdowns during his career.