Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk is training Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott
The Dallas Cowboys would rather have Ezekiel Elliot in Oxnard, Ca. instead of Cabo, Mexico. But, if the superstar running back is going to leave the states — amid contract disputes — he might as well train with a Hall of Famer; the Cowboys can’t be mad at that.
Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk said on the Rich Eisen Show that he’d be heading to Cabo to train with Elliot. He said,
“He’s been busting his butt training. I got some drills and some stuff I used to do. —- I’ve challenged him with his conditioning and trying to get him closer to football-ready, not just being in good shape. So I’m going down to try and make him throw up. All my job.
I’m going to get him, I’ve got to make him throw up.”
Though the Cowboys offered Elliott to reportedly the second-biggest contract for a running back ever — just behind Todd Gurley’s $57 million deal in 2018 — the two sides look to be in a stalemate as Elliott has given no indications of leaving sunny Mexico for the grueling days of training camp.
But, maybe training with Faulk will push the Cowboys to offer him some more money. After all, Faulk is a Hall of Famer; he’s also one of the greatest pass-catching backs in NFL history.
Over twelve legendary seasons (with the Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams), Faulk recorded 767 receptions for 6,875 yards and 36 touchdowns. For his career, Faulk averaged 5.75 targets per game. Maybe, his training regiment will rub off some receiving skills to Elliott.