Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott may be in an unofficial positional battle with Tony Pollard on the field, but he is still doing quite well for himself off it.
In a week filled with endless conversation about whether Elliott or Pollard should be the Cowboys’ top running back, the former found an interesting way of inserting himself into the headlines.
Halloween came and went on Monday, and Elliott made quite an impression for the holiday.
The 27-year-old his girlfriend, Halle Woodard, took inspiration from Edward Scissorhands:
Really impressive stuff. Funnily enough, Elliott wasn’t the only athlete to go the Edward Scissorhands route this year. A very prominent NBA star also followed his lead.
The only NFL-related personality who could rival what Elliott and Woodard did this year is maybe Rob Gronkowski. He and his girlfriend, Camille Kostek, went in a pretty provocative direction with their choice of attire.
Off-the-field fun times notwithstanding, it will be interesting to see where Elliott goes from here with the Cowboys.
Pollard, when given an opportunity to shine, recorded three touchdowns and 131 yards on 14 carries. Couple that with the fact that he has put together a longer run than Elliott in literally every single game this year, and you can see why some are wondering if the 25-year-old deserves the keys to the kingdom.
Obviously Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has come out and said that Elliott is the guy. But it’s also hard to ignore that, coming into this season, everyone seemed to pretty unanimously agree that 2022-23 would mark Elliott’s last season in Dallas.
Pearl Gonzalez did Halloween right.https://t.co/yFHxLHGHlA
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 1, 2022
Elliott obviously offers some pass protection benefits that Pollard does not, but that’s pretty much it as far as the points in his column go. At this stage, Pollard is superior in every other way.
The Cowboys could make a lot of noise in the playoffs this year. Finally. But it all hinges on the powers that be not being scared to make the sort moves that turn contending teams into championship teams.