Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has said that he feels "disrespected" as he has urged his doubters to check out his stats and then "put some respect" on his name. Elliott, the fourth overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft, has been absolutely brilliant in his first four seasons in the league as he has 5,405 rushing yards and 40 rushing touchdowns.
No running back is even within 1,000 yards of Elliott’s total in the last four years but some have refused to give full credit to the running back as they claim that the 2016 fourth overall pick is just making the most out of the extremely talented Cowboys offensive line.
"There are a lot of great backs in this league but I don’t understand why the media has to talk down on my game just to uplift other backs. We all are talented football players and can ball,” Elliott wrote on Twitter, as quoted on Pro Football Talk.
“Check the stats. Since I entered this league I have dominated year in, year out. Put some RESPECT on my name. Women lie. Men lie. The stats don’t. Go do your homework. Almost 1800 scrimmage yards and 14 TD’s with no training camp and now im not the same back.
I do appreciate the standard you guys hold me to though lol. But I promise you no one holds me to a higher standard than myself”.
Dak Prescott claims all good between him and the Cowboys
Two-time Pro Bowl quarterback Prescott and the Cowboys have failed to agree on a long-term contract just before the deadline and the sides won't be able to re-open their talks until the 2020 season ends.
The two sides have been talking for 16 months -- the latest development doesn't look good -- but Prescott claims he is still happy to be a Cowboy and he wants to help the team win the Super Bowl. "I’m a Cowboy and couldn’t be happier," Prescott told USA TODAY Sports Wednesday night.
"I look forward to working along Coach McCarthy, the staff, and my teammates to be the best team we can be in pursuit to our goal of a Super Bowl." Prescott and Elliott both arrived to the league in 2016 and since then they have an integral part of Cowboys offense.