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Ezekiel Elliott on target to break long-standing NFL record

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Ezekiel Elliott is a rare talent and the Dallas Cowboys first round draft pick has proven himself to be well worth the hype so far.

The former Ohio State running back has been a revelation for the Cowboys, combining perfectly with fellow rookie Dak Prescott to lead the Dallas franchise to a 5-1 record so far in the NFC East.

In fact, the Cowboys newest star is so good and has been performing at such a high level that he could well be on the way to breaking a long-standing record held by an NFL legend.

Through six games, it appears that Elliott has a very real chance of breaking Eric Dickerson's record for rookie rushing yards.

At the moment, Zeke has 703 yards. If he were to keep that up for the rest of the 2016 season, the youngster would finish with 1875 yards, beating Dickerson's mark of 1808 that was set all the way back in 1983.

Elliott has been incredible, but the Cowboys offensive line has to get a lot of the credit for the success of the rookie.

With Tyron Smith, Ronald Leary, Travis Frederick, Zack Martin and Doug Free all bossing at the line of scrimmage, Elliott's life is made a hell of a lot easier when he has holes that other running backs could only dream of hitting.

Despite all that, Elliott has still shown incredibly promising play so early in his career. If he can continue like this and have the same success that Eric Dickerson did, then the Cowboys will be thanking their lucky stars.

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