By Eli Cuellar
Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott has been one of the most productive running backs in the NFL since entering the league in 2016. In a three-year span he leads all running backs in yards (4,048) and yards per game (101.2), which is quite the feat considering he had missed seven games during this time frame. Elliott has made a name for himself as the centerpiece of the Cowboys offense and his stats and usage certainly back that up. But his current volume seems almost impossible to sustain for much longer.
In his career Elliott has played 2,210 total snaps, second behind Todd Gurley (2,361). Subsequently, he also leads the league in touches with 868 rushing attempts. It seems like overload at this point, but in order to secure a dominant run game Elliott needs to be on the field as much as possible. But does it have to be that way? In truth, the Cowboys and Elliott could mutually benefit from adding an additional running back in the 2019 draft.
On Tuesday’s appearance on 105.3 The Fan, Cowboys chief operating officer Stephen Jones had some interesting things to say in regards to Elliott and the current depth at the position. When asked about the possibility of drafting a running back in the first three rounds he simply had this to...