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Tony Dorsett: Cowboys RB 'Ezekiel Elliott is the man'


Life is good for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. He's putting up insane numbers during his rookie season and playing on the best team in football.

Now, he's getting props from (another) NFL legend. Though this one might mean a little more.

"Ezekiel Elliott is the man," legendary Cowboys running back and four-time Pro Bowler Tony Dorsett said on NFL Network's Good Morning Football on Friday. "I love his game. I love his attitude. I love his preparation. I love everything about this man. And the thing about it is I love his durability. This guy shows up week in and week out and he plays like a man. He gets the job done. He doesn't let it get to his head -- he doesn't get too high or too low. He just says even keel and he goes out there and shows up. He's a working man. He puts his hard hat on every day and comes out and plays."

Dorsett was thrilled to have Elliott break his Cowboys rookie rushing record, which stood until late November when Elliott reached 1,008 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in late November.

"First of all, I'm surprised it stood that long, and to see a guy of his character and his caliber and the way he carries himself both on and off the football field, if anybody you'd want to see break it -- he's a guy who's a true gentleman, true athlete," he said. "He's just all-around greatness on and off the field so you can't help but wish the best for this young man. He's not only going to break that record but a lot more."

For someone like Elliott or quarterback Dak Prescott, it must be impossible to take in. There are so many incredible once-in-a-lifetime experiences happening at the same time that a statement like this from Dorsett could be quickly brushed under the rug. It makes me think of veterans ending their career having never reached a playoff game.

Regardless of what happens in Elliott's future, he has this moment. The second-best running back in franchise history and Pro Football Hall of Famer is singing your praises. What can be better than that?


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