Cowboys using RB Ezekiel Elliott more in passing game

ESPN - [Full Article]

No running back in the NFL has more carries or yards than rookie Ezekiel Elliott.

Now, the Dallas Cowboys are starting to incorporate him more into their passing game.

That has to be troubling for defensive coordinators, because Elliott is starting to make the same big plays in the passing game that he's been making all season in the Cowboys’ running game.

And that makes the offense even better, impressive considering the Cowboys average 407.6 yards (fourth in the league) and 28.7 points (third in the league) per game.

Fantasy Impact: 

Elliott has caught 24 passes for 303 yards, a 12.6 average. Only four of the NFL's top 10 rushers have more than 300 yards receiving, and Arizona’s David Johnson is the only one of those runners averaging more than 10 yards a catch. The Cowboys don't need Elliott as much as the Cards seem to need Johnson in the passing game, but Elliott has at least one 15-yard reception in eight of the past nine games.

Filed Under: 2016, W12

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