But running back Ezekiel Elliott was quick to smack down the attempts by one reporter to raise questions about what that might mean for the team’s rushing attack. ESPN’s Ed Werder, a longtime Cowboys insider, wondered via Twitter what a pass-heavy gameplan- the kind that might produce three 1,000-yard receivers- would leave in terms of touches for Elliott, who’s averaged 20-plus carries per game in each of his last three seasons.
So not sure why a whole lot of folks in the media especially started huffing and puffing, blustering in headlines to his response when asked Tuesday what did he think this Cowboys receiver group could do after adding first-round pick CeeDee Lamb to the offense: "I think he's a great receiver. You know, with me and Michael Gallup going for a thousand yards last season, I think the expectations are three thousand-yard receivers." You'd have thought the guy guaranteed a Super Bowl victory.
We are just about six weeks away from the regular season beginning and the Dallas Cowboys are currently scheduled to play the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday Night Football in Week 1. Dallas will march forward without a longtime member of the organization in tight end Jason Witten and what is particularly interesting is that they will be doing that for the second time in three years.