LOOK: One of the Reasons Ezekiel Elliot is Going to Smash Rookie Rushing Records

It's all about the blocking.

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had another monster game on Sunday. The rookie ran for 114 yards and two touchdowns—plus, he had an 83-yard pass reception for a touchdown. It was a game-ball-winning performance for Elliott.

But perhaps that honor would have been better bestowed on the Cowboys' offensive line.

In the Cowboys' 35-30 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, Zeke had all the room he needed to gallop down the field. Given the size of the gaps, it was almost as if the 6-foot, 225-pounder were still lining up for Ohio State, dominating without having to make a move until he reaches the second level of defenders.

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Look at the play that sealed the deal for the Cowboys. With nine seconds left in the game, they ran the ball, and Zeke scored from 32 yards out. Though the Steelers had eight men in the box, they could not stop him, because the Dallas offensive line absolutely dominated the Steelers. In the picture below, you can see how open the middle of the line was, because most Steeler defenders are on their backs.

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Here is the full play. All Zeke had to do was run straight without making a single move.

 

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