Getting into his seventh NFL season, Dallas Cowboys operating again Ezekiel Elliott is coming off a lower than stellar 2021 marketing campaign.
Whereas Elliott has eyes on a turnaround in 2022, talking with reporters at coaching camp this week, the three-time Professional Bowler revealed some lofty profession targets.
On prime of bringing a Lombardi Trophy again to Dallas, Elliott hopes to achieve 10,000 profession dashing yards, concentrating on that quantity because the candy spot to have a gold jacket ready for him in Canton.
Solely 31 operating backs in NFL historical past have surpassed 10,000 dashing yards; 16 are within the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame.
Presently, 15 backs with 10,000 or extra yards are usually not within the corridor, and just one participant, four-time All-Professional Adrian Peterson, is energetic.
Elliott is third amongst energetic operating backs in profession dashing yards (7,386), behind solely Mark Ingram (7,878) and Peterson (14,918).
Elliott performed by a PCL tear in 2021. Whereas he did not miss any video games, Elliott’s numbers suffered.
Regardless of dashing for greater than 1,000 yards for the fourth time in his profession, Elliott averaged simply 4.2 yards per carry and 58.9 yards per sport, the bottom of his service.
Elliott’s yards-per-game averages have declined considerably since his rookie 12 months, as have his touches. They took a nosedive in 2020, when Elliott averaged 4.0 yards per carry and 65.3 yards per sport, ending the season with 979 dashing yards by 15 video games.
The ten,000-yard milestone is not unreachable for Elliott, however latest tendencies decrease his odds.