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Elliott Impresses During NFL Debut in Seattle

Elliott rushed for 48 yards on seven carries during this NFL debut.



    Rookie RB Elliott Impresses in NFL Debut

    Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott impresses in Thursday night's preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks, his first NFL action. (Published Friday, Aug. 26, 2016)

    How fired up was Ezekiel Elliott to make his NFL debut? Well, after his first career carry that went for three whole yards, "Zeke" bounced up and talked trash to the Seattle Seahawks defense.

    Elliott had a strong debut, rushing for 48 yards on seven carries for an average of 6.9 yards. He showed his workhorse ability with consecutive runs of 9, 13, 9 and 8 yards.

    Perhaps his most memorable carry is when he bounced off Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor for a few extra yards. Chancellor is one the biggest, hardest hitting safeties in the NFL and Elliott let the veteran hear about the collision immediately after.

    Elliott has been very active in the passing game during practices, but didn't get a target in his debut. However, he did pick up a nice block on the play where Tony Romo injured his back.

    It was just a taste, but we saw glimpses of why the Cowboys took the former Ohio State running back with the fourth overall pick in the 2016 draft. Elliott only played in the first quarter during the team's first two drives.

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