Elliott: Would be an 'honor' to run behind Cowboys' line


One of the pivot points of Thursday's NFL draft will come when the Dallas Cowboys are on the clock at No. 4.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones could go several ways: corner Jalen Ramsey, defensive end Joey Bosa or running back Ezekiel Elliott.

The defensive line is Dallas' biggest need and adding to the secondary would address a questionable back end. Yet the flashiest move would be adding the best all-around running back.

Putting the Ohio State tailback behind the Cowboys' offensive line would immediately leap the running game to the tops in the NFL, which would take pressure off Tony Romo.

"It would be an honor for any running back to go run behind them," Elliott said Wednesday from an NFL Play 60 Clinic, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "I'm sure every running back in this draft is licking their chops for the opportunity to play behind that line. The commitment to the run and just all the all the veterans, all the superstars around you, is appealing. You've got some vets around you that you can learn a lot from.

"You can learn a lot from Romo. You can learn a lot from Jason Witten. You can learn a lot from Dez (Bryant). I think it would be a good situation for me. I could go in there and I can learn and I can develop."

There are bigger needs on defense than in the backfield for Dallas, but passing on a game-changing talent to put behind one of the best blocking units in the NFL -- a move that would take massive pressure off Romo -- could be difficult for Jones and his brass.