Dak and Zeke look to improve in year 2
Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott accomplished as much as humanly possible in their first year in the NFL. The Dallas Cowboys’ dynamic duo set rookie records and jokingly shared the Rookie of the Year trophy in 2016. Together, they’re eyeing even more in 2017.
Reached at a celebrity home run derby on Monday, both Elliott and Prescott discussed how they could improve in Year 2.
“Becoming a more dominant second-level runner,” Elliott said, according to Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “I think there were a couple times last year where I could’ve been (better) on certain runs when I got to the second level. So just kinda focused on finishing my runs and making guys miss at the second level.”
Reminder: Elliott led the league with 1,631 yards on the ground in his rookie season. He added 15 touchdown runs.
His quarterback, Prescott, was voted the Offensive Rookie of the Year after throwing 23 touchdowns against just four interceptions and leading the Cowboys to a 13-3 regular-season record. He sees room for improvement as well, however.
“I’m only one season in, so the whole game,” Prescott said. “There’s a lot of things. I can study film better, get better at my drop-backs, be more accurate at times. There’s a lot I can get better at.”
That’s a scary thought for the rest of the NFL.