Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott 'has to earn' RB1 job

Dallas Cowboys - [Full Article]

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott figures to have a prominent role right away, but he’s also entering a veteran running back room that includes free-agent signing Alfred Morris and returning starter Darren McFadden. If he’s going to be a featured back as a rookie, “Zeke has to earn it,” running backs coach Gary Brown said.

In other words, expect a healthy competition.

“I think that’s the best thing for our team and for those guys going forward,” Brown said.

That’s just fine with Elliott, who says competition “keeps you on your toes and make sure you’re getting that work done.”

Fantasy Impact: 

It's doubtful that the Cowboys drafted Elliott #4 overall to let him sit behind Darren McFadden and/or Alfred Morris as a rookie. As long as he doesn't fall on his face, he should be the workhorse, with McFadden and Morris sprinkling in as change-of-pace backs.

Filed Under: 2016, Preseason

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