Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott says getting 1,000 yards is now the ‘expectation’
Ezekiel Elliott is proving to everyone that he’s worth the big money the Dallas Cowboys gave him at the start of the season. He’s been playing at an incredibly high level in the four years he’s been in the NFL, and these high numbers are what he expects of himself every season he plays in the league.
Cowboys fans will definitely be happy to know that their top running back expects this much out of himself. Via ProFootballTalk’s Charean Williams, Elliott doesn’t want to get 1,000 yards a season just because it looks good on his Hall of Fame resume. He wants to get this number every year because he believes it will help his Cowboys reach the playoffs a lot easier.
“Win ball games. I’m trying to win a Super Bowl,” Elliott said Wednesday, via Jon Machota of The Athletic. “I really don’t care about that number. Who cares if you rush for 2,000, and you don’t even make the playoffs?”
Zeke is already at 1,071 rushing yards this season with three games left in the season. If everything goes well, he will finish with at least 1,350 rushing yards.
However, the man himself claims that he doesn’t necessarily target making the number every time he steps out. He will simply play like his coach asks him to in order to lead the team to a Super Bowl game.
“Whatever is in the game plan, whatever the team needs me to do to win, I’m going to go out there and do,” Elliott said, via Todd Archer of ESPN. “They know I’m always ready to get as many touches as they need me to get.”
The mindset he’s currently on is one many Cowboys fans love to see.