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.