Dallas Cowboys rejected trade offers for Darren McFadden, Alfred Morris

Dallas Cowboys rejected trade offers for Darren McFadden, Alfred Morris

Dallas Cowboys rejected trade offers for Darren McFadden, Alfred Morris

"At 6'0" and 225 pounds, Elliott has the size, speed, and power to be a three-down back.

There may have been an added wrinkle to the Dallas Cowboys' selection of running back Ezekiel Elliott at No. 4 overall in the NFL Draft - keeping Tony Romo healthy. There is no bigger stat that correlates between winning and losing in the National Football League than turnover margin; Dallas is trying anything they can to make sure they win that battle this season. In the process, might the Dallas Cowboys have built the NFL's best backfield in 2016?

There's no reason to think that Dallas can't win at least 10 games this season, especially with the last place schedule.

Elliott will have to beat out last year's starter Darren McFadden who rushed for 1,089 yards and had three touchdowns in 2015.

That said, the cachet simply wasn't there and no one was game-planning to stop Dallas on the ground. Dallas then followed up that great season with a nightmare, with Tony Romo getting injured multiple times, Dez Bryant screwing up his foot, and the whole Greg Hardy situation.

28 April 2016: Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott walks on stage and poses with his jersey after being drafted as the fourth Pick by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, held at the Auditorium Theatre, in Chicago IL. In simple terms that mean relying heavily on the run, a prospect that makes flawless sense given that the team used the No. 4 pick on former Ohio State stand-out Ezekiel Elliott.

The Cowboys were 3-1 with Romo in the lineup and 1-11 without him last season. "We're excited about where we sit right now as a team". "Zeke has to earn it".

"I think that's the best thing for our team and for those guys going forward", Brown said.

And that competition is coming from proven guys because Stephen Jones insists neither McFadden or Morris are going anywhere. They scouted him extensively throughout the draft process, meeting with him at the Senior Bowl, combine and holding a private workout with him.

Elliott is not shying away from the challenge, however.

"When you have the football in the flawless position with all the points covered and tight to your body, it sings to you", Elliott said. "It keeps you on your toes and makes sure you get your work done".

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