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Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott thinks Dallas is ‘close’ to where they need to be

Ezekiel Elliott

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot says his team is getting close to where they need to be this season. After an underwhelming 16-8 loss to the Carolina Panthers in Week 1, the Cowboys bounced back with a 20-13 win against the New York Giants.

Elliot recorded his second score of the year in a 78-yard rushing effort. His 147 rushing yards this season rank him No. 7 in the NFL, but he feels like his team will continue to get better, via Charean Williams of NBC Sports.

“I think we are really close to where we need to be,” Elliott said. “We are one block, one man away from hitting some big ones. We have to keep working, got to keep staying disciplined, stay focused and just keep grinding and get ready to execute.”

At 1-1, the Cowboys are in a three way tie for first in the NFC East with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins. In Week 3, the Cowboys will take on an 0-2 Seattle Seahawks team that’s down on their luck so far this year. Elliot has never been the best from the start.

In fact, he’s never put up better numbers than the ones he’s recorded through the first two weeks of this year. His best work has yet to come. He feels like Week 3 will go well for him, like it has in years past.

“I think it does feel that way just the way we’ve progressed from Week One to Week Two and finally kind of getting it together Week Two and getting a little momentum and making sure that we take what built up to last week and carry it over and get better,” Elliott said.

This former NFL rushing yards leader almost reached 1,000 rushing yards last season, recording 983 rushing yards in just 10 games. This year, he may be primed for a regular season performance that rivals the 1,631 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns he was responsible for in his rookie campaign.