Jerry Jones gets what he wants.
Elliott has to be pinching himself. Not only does he get to suit up for one of the most high-profile teams in the league, he will run behind a young and extremely talented offensive line that includes three former first-round picks since 2011 plus La'el Collins.
Elliott was widely believed to be the best player in this class, an all-around talent who projects as an All-Pro level performer. He rushed for 1,821 yards and 23 touchdowns in his final season at Ohio State and is known for his receiving and blocking ability.
He joins a backfield that includes Darren McFadden (a 1,000-yard rusher a year ago) and Alfred Morris (a free-agent pickup who probably has regrets about signing his contract right about now). The decision to invest a first-round pick in a running back tells you the Cowboys could be ready to significantly lessen the load on Tony Romo, a 36-year-old quarterback with numerous back and clavicle surgeries to his name.
Jerry might have picked with his heart, but that doesn't mean he made the wrong choice.