Ezekiel Elliott, the NFL’s leading rusher, thanked his offensive line by giving them sweet ATVs for Christmas.
Dallas Cowboys rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott is the NFL’s leading rusher, thanks in part to his superior talents and the Cowboy’s offensive line, arguably the best in the NFL.
Elliott realized that his O-line helped make him a star, so to carry a tradition held by many star running backs, Elliott decided to thank his O-line by getting them brand new ATVs as a token of thanks.
The ATVs, made by John Deer, was a great and humble gesture by Elliott who, along with QB Dak Prescott, has brought the Cowboys up from the depths of mediocrity to NFC-best in just one season.
While Elliott and Prescott’s performances caught the NFL by surprise, the play of Dallas’ offensive line did not. In fact, the Cowboys’ O-line has been one of, if not the best line in the NFL over the past few seasons.
Rebuilding the O-line was a critical part of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones vision to remake the team, and this was the same unit that brought fame and success to DeMarco Murray a couple of years back.
It wasn’t lost on Elliott just who was opening the holes for him to make his sweet moves. He knew that he had a world-class O-line in front of him that didn’t always get the recognition that they truly deserve.
So what better way to thank them then to get them John Deer ATVs? Those ATVs will come in handy, as they are in Texas, a state where those ATVs will be put to great use.
This will not be the only time that we see running backs and quarterbacks doling out gifts to their respective O-lines as we expect more teams to pay respects to the guys up front who does the dirty work week in-and-week out.