2016 Dallas Cowboys draft picks Analysis for every selection
Todd Archer breaks down the 2016 Dallas Cowboys draft class so far.Javon Hargrave Jersey
The Elliott train started rolling a couple of weeks before the draft given the way Elliott rolled as a running back for Ohio State.
The Cowboys had eight rushing touchdowns last season, and leader Joseph Randle had four despite playing in only six games.Tyler Boyd Jersey
The Cowboys are looking for Elliott to do what DeMarco Murray did for them in 2014, when he ran for 1,845 yards.Larry Fitzgerald Jersey If Elliott can, that will help Tony Romo and, perhaps more importantly,Von Miller Jersey the defense.
“I’m a balanced guy, ” Elliott said.Dallas Cowboys Jerseys “I wouldn’t say I run one way. I think I run well inside the tackles. I think I run well outside the tackles.New York Giants Jerseys I think I’ve got good speed and I’m a physical guy too. I can make you miss. I think that I did a great job in college kind of developing on my weaknesses,SGreen Bay Packers Jerseys and I think I’m a balanced runner.”
In good company: For just the third time since 1967, the Cowboys have selected a running back with a top-20 pick.Carolina Panthers Jerseys The previous two made the Hall of Fame. One is the NFL’s all-time leading rusher.
In 1977,New England Patriots Jersey the Cowboys used the second overall pick to take Tony Dorsett. In 1991, the Cowboys used the 17th overall pick to take Emmitt Smith,Seahawks Store who went on to rush for 18,355 yards. When it comes to the Cowboys, expectations are big for quarterbacks (Troy Aikman, Roger Staubach), wide receivers (Michael Irvin, Drew Pearson, Bob Hayes) and running backs (Smith, Dorsett). Elliott will arrive with big-time expectations. Can he handle them the way Romo and Dez Bryant have?