Ezekiel Elliott reacts to possibility that he could have smaller role this season
With the recent arrival of rookie CeeDee Lamb in the Dallas Cowboys’ camp, a three-headed receiving monster is expected to form heading into the upcoming season. The former Oklahoma Sooner will join prolific wideout duo Michael Gallup and Amari Cooper in the team’s offensive rotation. However, running back Ezekiel Elliot is still not out of the picture.
The former Ohio State Buckeye shot down rumors of the possibility of him receiving fewer touches on Twitter:
We all gonna EAT. Don’t try to start that messy 💩. https://t.co/ovu0NpjXqX
— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) August 5, 2020
New Dallas head coach Mike McCarthy had past tendencies to put the decision-making all on the quarterback, based on his time as Green Bay’s head tactician. With several dynamic targets at his disposal, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will have a hard time choosing who to pass the leather to.
However, it is indeed a good problem to have. There is a major possibility that the Cowboys will be rewriting history to become the NFL’s sixth team to have three 1,000-yard receivers.
The lineage of high-scoring trios all saw relevant success in the past. The Athletic’s John Machota recalled on Twitter:
The Dallas Cowboys are trying to become the NFL’s sixth team to have three 1,000-yard receivers.
The other five all finished the season with winning records. Two went to the conference championship game, one reached the Super Bowl. https://t.co/9d4N66cR6A
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 5, 2020
Last season, Cooper totaled 1,189 yards, Gallup tallied 1,107 while the recently relocated Randall Cobb recorded 828 yards. The 17th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft in Lamb will aim to exceed Cobb’s total to etch his name in the record books alongside Cooper and Gallup.
However, the ultimate goal for the Cowboys isn’t to get the highest numbers but to eventually make it to the Super Bowl. Armed with a dangerous offense, the team is looking to hoist the Lombardi once again after a 24-year drought.
At the end of the day, despite the limitless possibilities, there will only be one rock to be passed around the gridiron. Dallas fans are raring to see if all four Cowboys will indeed get a piece of the pie in the upcoming season.