Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott has firmly established himself as an elite NFL talent. Elliott is the focal point of the Cowboys’ offensive game plan and one of the league’s biggest stars. With that in mind, he used the elevated platform in the Sunday night game in Week 1 action to show off a new tattoo.
Ezekiel Elliott’s rise to stardom
Since he entered the league in 2016, Ezekiel Elliott has proven to be an elite talent.
Elliott has become one of the top running backs in the NFL as he’s been arguably the most productive player at his position in his first four years. That has seen him rack up 5,405 rushing yards in his first four campaigns, which no other running back is even within 1,000 yards of that massive total. He accomplished that despite missing six games in 2017 due to a suspension.
It includes him rushing for more than 1,000 rushing yards three times and leading the league in rushing twice. All that helped him earn three Pro Bowl selections, a First-Team All-Pro nod, and a Second-Team All-Pro nomination. All that has led to the conversation around him as being one of the best dual-threat options.
He has continued to showcase that with his play on the field as he’s been the Cowboys offensive centerpiece. It’s also a huge reason why the franchise inked him to a then-league record six-year, $90 million extension. Elliott continued dominance has led him to get one of his favorite phrased tattooed on his body.
Ezekiel Elliott’s special new tattoo
The Cowboys didn’t get their 2020 season off on the right foot after falling in Week 1 against the Rams.
It was a contest that did feature a strong performance from star running back Ezekiel Elliott posting 96 rushing yards on 22 attempts with a touchdown along with 31 receiving yards on three receptions and a touchdown. Following his rushing touchdown in the second quarter, he showed off his “FEED ME” tattoo.
It’s a phrase that Elliott has embraced over his NFL career that garnered much attention in his first couple of seasons. He has often celebrated touchdowns by visually showing that he must be feed. It’s a unique tribute that can be shown at any moment after a touchdown or big play.
The impressive tattoo aside, Elliott will have to play a significant part in the Cowboys’ offensive game plan for them to compete for a Super Bowl.
Cowboys hoping to bounce back after Week 1 loss to the Rams
The Cowboys are coming off a tough loss against the Rams that featured a few missteps that could have turned the tide in their favor.
Instead, the team is looking to rebound in Week 2 action in their home opener against the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons are coming off a disappointing home loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Dallas does have encouraging things to build off moving forward, such as Ezekiel Elliott’s strong performance in Week 1.
The Cowboys may have a litany of offensive weapons despite Blake Jarwin tearing his ACL, but Elliott’s presence in the running game will be crucial. He has been as consistent as they come at his position as his play brings forth some much-needed balance to the offense. The pressure is also on Dak Prescott to make the most of the talent around him in the passing game to push the Cowboys forward.
The high expectations remain around Dallas, and it needs their talented offense to guide them forward in 2020.