Film room: How Ezekiel Elliott and the Cowboys’ run game stacks up vs. other NFC East rushing attacks – John Owning, Dallas Morning News

Can anyone in the NFC East come close to matching the Cowboys’ rushing attack?It starts with Elliott, who is one of the NFL’s best running backs entering his fifth season. Elliott is an extremely tough runner who uses his outstanding vision to limit negative plays and consistently moves the chains. Among running backs, Elliott finished first in first downs (77) and third in runs over 10 yards (38). Elliott also finished first in defense-adjusted yards above replacement (DYAR) at 324, meaning if a replacement-level player was given Elliott’s 301 carries last year, that player would be expected to gain 324 fewer yards than Elliott did.

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