In 2016, Ezekiel Elliott put together perhaps the best rookie season for a running back in NFL history. With Zeke out there setting the tone, the Dallas Cowboys went 13-3, won the NFC East, and established themselves as a team on the up and up. What a difference a year makes.
If you’re a true follower of the game, then you know it’s only a matter of time before America’s Team disappoints its fanbase. And right now, that “disappointment” comes in the form of a six-game suspension handed out to Elliott for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. While the Cowboys running back filed an appeal of the ban, it’s safe to say any suspension to the star player could be catastrophic to the Cowboys’ season.
Prior to this news, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who didn’t think Zeke could repeat as the NFL’s rushing champion. The guy is just that good. Thanks to this latest setback, however, Vegas oddsmakers aren’t so sure. Don’t believe us? See for yourself.