Cowboys: Ezekiel Elliott must ‘earn’ starting position

In the 2016 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys selected running back Ezekiel Elliott with the No. 4 overall pick. With this, many have anticipated that Elliott will be the workhorse in Dallas. But, it’s been made clear that the rookie won’t just get the job handed to him.

“He’s going to compete,” running back coach Gary Brown claimed. “Zeke has to earn it. I think that’s the best thing for our team and for those guys going forward.”

After all, it is only proper for coaches to hold competition at any position. It’s likely that this contest will be no big challenge for Elliott, and we can expect to see him start this season. With his main competitors being Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden, he is sure to emerge as the Cowboys’ star running back as long as he stays healthy.

Elliott has taken no issue with the so-called “competition”, and remains totally confident in his abilities.

“It’s definitely better to have the competition,” Elliott stated. “It keeps you on your toes and make sure you get your work done. The competition makes you better.”

Expect to see Elliott getting most of the carries for the Cowboys in the 2016 season.

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