He’s getting paid a lot of money for a running back. The Cowboys caved to a holdout a few years back and handed over a bunch of cash to Ezekiel Elliott. At the time, it didn’t seem like an awful bet given the production the team had gotten from Zeke. For his first few years in the league he was playing at an elite level, the kind of play that if sustained could one day send a player to Canton.
Things have started to cool recently, though. Last year was slog for Zeke as he totaled 979 yards rushing with only six rushing touchdowns.