Cowboys have two rookies starting in their backfield. Young fourth-round pick quarterback is doing amazing things for this team while their rookie running back who they took with their fourth overall pick is leading the league in rushing. When you combine these two, you get the best record in the whole NFC. But, which of these two players is more valuable to the Dallas Cowboys.
The quarterback position is the toughest and the most important position in the NFL, no doubt about it. Dak Prescott has been nothing short of sensational this season. He has filled in for Tony Romo and overachieved so far, definitely no one expected to see these results. He was so good that Romo decided that it’s time to step aside for now and let Prescott do his thing.
But, we are going to pick Elliott as more valuable. Yes, he is running behind the best offensive line in the NFL, but he is a great player. Patient and knows how to hit the holes at the right time. When he does hit one, it’s all over for defenses as he turns on the jets.
A good running back is always what you need to have when your team is led by a rookie quarterback in the game. Elliott is the one that’s supposed to take the pressure off Dak Prescott. He is doing that by running the ball well and keeping defenses busy and by participating in the passing game while being the bail-out option for Prescott.
Dak has been good and a major part of Cowboys success, but Ezekiel Elliott is the one that should be in the MVP conversations and the one that has the wheels moving for this Dallas team.