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Cowboys VP: Cowboys looking to add RB depth behind Ezekiel Elliott

Michael Dixon
Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

As the Dallas Cowboys look towards the 2019 NFL Draft, they have a goal of making life a little easier on Ezekiel Elliott.

Cowboys VP Stephen Jones noted on Tuesday that he wants to get Elliott some help in the backfield.

Elliott can definitely use a lighter workload.

Elliott has led the league in both rushing yards and attempts in two of his first three NFL seasons. The only exception came in 2017, a season in which he served a six-game suspension.

It would also behoove Dallas to be less dependent on him. Injuries do happen and since he came into the league, the Cowboys have been a much different team without him.

Since Elliott was drafted in 2016, Dallas has posted a 32-16 record. In addition to his six-game suspension in 2017, Elliott sat out meaningless Week 17 games in both 2016 and 2018. In the combined eight games without him, the Cowboys have gone 4-4.