The Cowboys’ running game wasn’t the worst in the league in 2015, but it was nowhere near what it was with DeMarco Murray in 2014. Both members of the divorce in Dallas suffered, and now that Murray has found a new partner, it’s time the Cowboys do the same.
Keeping Romo healthy will be much easier with a running back who can do it all, and Ezekiel Elliott from Ohio State is the only running back in the draft who currently appears capable of running, catching, and blocking.
The Cowboys need a pass rusher, and they could use some help in the secondary as well, but Orlando Scandrick is coming back from injury and talented defensive players are expected to be available in later rounds. Grabbing the Buckeyes’ bell-cow here is a re-commitment to the offense, and will give the team their Emmitt Smith, to go along with the Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin they currently have.
Joseph Randle is long gone, Lance Dunbar is a backup at best, and Darren McFadden just isn’t a viable long-term solution in Dallas. Jerry is anything but predictable, but going with Elliott here just makes sense.
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