Dak Prescott Offers Ezekiel Elliott ‘Half’ of His Award


While accepting the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award, Dak Prescott acknowledged Ezekiel Elliott for his terrific season.

Many Ohio State and Dallas Cowboy fans were shocked when Ezekiel Elliott finished second in the voting for Offensive Rookie of the Year Award at the NFL Honors this year. Elliott finished behind teammate Dak Prescott.

While he may not have won the award, Elliott was still on the stage next to Prescott. The Cowboy quarterback honored Zeke very respectfully in his acceptance speech. Prescott asked for a knife to cut the trophy in half so he could share it with Elliott.

After all, the two players formed the “top duo in the NFL” some could argue. Together they accomplished great things for the Cowboys as rookies. However, Elliott’s season may have been the most impressive.

After all, Zeke broke the Cowboy rookie rushing record this season, and accomplished that feat in the first 10 games. He led the NFL with 1,631 yards and scored 15 touchdowns on the ground.

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Elliott was just 178 years shy of breaking Eric Dickerson’s all time rookie rushing record. Some think he may have broken the record if Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett hadn’t sat him out at times during certain games. That’s debatable, but the record was within reach.

Ezekiel Elliott may not have been named Offensive Rookie of the Year, but he was the winner of the FedEx Ground Player of The Year at the 2017 NFL Honors. There was talk about Zeke possibly winning the MVP Award (he did not), but Elliott did receive more votes than Aaron Rodgers (6-2).

The Dallas Cowboys are a team people either love or hate, but everybody found it entertaining to watch Elliott play regardless of their rooting interest. Not being a Cowboy fan myself, I wasn’t exactly thrilled to see him drafted by Dallas, but I still followed him.

Zeke was my favorite player ever to wear Scarlet and Gray, but like any terrific player he had his haters who dissed him. However, I’ll bet most of them watch him play on Sundays.

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Ezekiel Elliott didn’t win the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award but it was a gracious gesture for Dak Prescott to acknowledge him for having a great season. Not to worry about Elliott missing out on the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award though. There will be many more accolades coming his way as Zeke continues on to have a successful NFL career.