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Emmitt Smith Impressed With Ezekiel Elliott

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    Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) cuts past a coach playing a defender during afternoon practice at training camp in Oxnard, California, July 31, 2016.

    Rookie running back Ezekiel "Zeke" Elliott hasn't played a snap for the Dallas Cowboys, but the hype over the fourth overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft is picking up. 

    The Cowboys have been taking it slow with Zeke, who hasn't done much during the last couple of weeks due to a hamstring injury.

    He didn't play in the first preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams and he will not play Friday night against the Miami Dolphins. 

    Elliott is drawing lots of comparisons to Hall Of Fame running back Emmitt Smith and he's expected to carry the load for the Cowboys.

    Smith explained why the comparisons are unfair to Zeke.

    Emmitt Smith Sizes Up Ezekiel ElliottEmmitt Smith Sizes Up Ezekiel ElliottHall of Famer Emmitt Smith compares Cowboys' rookie running back Ezekiell Elliott to himself. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016)