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WATCH: Ezekiel Elliott hits the afterburners on 55-yard TD run

Ezekiel Elliott
Jesse Reed
Written by Jesse Reed

The Dallas Cowboys are really darn good in 2016, thanks in large part to rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott, who put on a show early on Monday night against the Detroit Lions.

Tied up at 7-7 in the first quarter, Elliott kicked into high gear. He got through the line of scrimmage untouched after cutting back to the open hole on the right side and had a nice angle on Detroit safety Glover Quin. Then he hit the afterburners. Quin never had a chance.

Elliott went 55 yards in no time flat, showing tremendous speed on this play.

Then he celebrated.

The run put Dallas up by a touchdown, 14-7, and padded Elliott’s huge lead on the stat sheet as the NFL’s top running back.

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Jesse Reed

Jesse Reed

Managing Editor here at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker, Foxsports.com and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.