Ezekiel Elliott

The Dallas Cowboys were down early by the score of 12-3 on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Needing a spark to avoid getting blown out, they looked to rookie Ezekiel Elliott.

And boy, did he deliver.

Catching the ball on a simple yet brilliantly executed screen pass, Elliott left Pittsburgh’s entire defense in the dust on an 83-yard romp for six.

After the extra point, Dallas was down by just two points, 12-10.

It was an electric play that clearly demonstrates the home-run hitting ability of the Cowboys rookie running back.

Elliott is a legitimate NFL MVP candidate at this point, and you can lock him up for the Offensive Rookie of the Year award, provided he stays healthy.

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