As the Dallas Cowboys enter the second week of training camp, preparing for their preseason debut in the Hall of Fame game on Thursday, August 5, the team has barely begun to scratch the surface of answering some of the questions we’ve pondered all year long.
Still, the start of training camp marks the long-awaited return of actual football being played. And these early practice sessions have us psyched about several players and their potential for this upcoming season. Here are six Cowboys we’re the most excited about entering the heart of camp.
Ezekiel Elliott, RB
Coming off a down year, running back Ezekiel Elliott worked hard in the offseason to get into great shape prior to camp. And fans are hoping it results in him leading the NFL in rushing yardage for the third time in his career.
Last season, Elliott failed to hit the 1,000 rushing yardage milestone for only the second time in his five-year career. He struggled to run behind a makeshift offensive line decimated due to injuries, fumbled the ball six times, and had eight drops as a receiver out of the backfield.
Elliott certainly wants to put last year’s performance in the rearview mirror and appears to be in the best shape of his life to do so. If Zeke is able to string together some highlight-worthy plays at camp, the excitement level for fans should hit the roof.