Arguably the most anticipated rookie in Dallas Cowboys history took the field for the first time Thursday night vs the Sea hawks.
Usually rookies are welcomed to the NFL by getting knocked to their feet by veteran defenders in search of fresh meat, yet it appeared as Ezekiel Elliott was dishing out the hits instead of taking them.
The rough housing between Elliott and Seahawks hard-hitting Kam Chancellor started with a run to the right where the safety appeared to have some trouble tackling the rookie RB.
I think Ezekiel Elliott’s gonna be OK running behind this line pic.twitter.com/2lzBrvNlcn
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 26, 2016
Chancellor retaliated by laying what could be considered a cheap shot on Zeke, drawing a flag…
Welcome to the NFL, Ezekiel Elliott pic.twitter.com/d3wIdbLjFZ
— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) August 26, 2016
Yet Elliott had the last laugh by lowering the boom on the headman of the Legion of Boom himself.
Kam Chancellor’s struggle is real trying to tackle Ezekiel Elliott pic.twitter.com/YqUErNodLb
— Dr Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) August 26, 2016
Elliott attacked the Seahawks’ vaunted defense from all angles and Chancellor, K.J. Wright, Earl Thomas, and a host of other stars struggled to bring down the rookie.
— Brent Cecil (@brentcecil) August 26, 2016