With the 2017 season and all the potential distractions a six-game suspension brought with it behind Ezekiel Elliott, the Cowboys running back says he expects 2018 to be his best season yet.
"I do, I definitely do," Elliott said. "I'm excited for this year and I definitely have high expectations for myself."
The Cowboys were never able to recover from missing Elliott in 2017, and finished the season out of the playoffs with a 9-7 record. Now, with Zeke back and solely focused on football, his teammates are expecting more from the third-year running back.
"With the emotional roller coaster he had last year, wondering if he was playing or not playing (each week), it takes a toll," Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott said. "Having that freedom coming into this year, just being able to work, I know it's going to do wonders for him."