2. Ezekiel Elliott Rushes For 100+ Yards
Zeke is back in Dallas, which means it’s time for him to eat.
The Patriots fed Elliott with a season-high 16 carries in Week 3, and he responded with a season-high 80 rushing yards. He managed to do that on the road and in the rain against a tough Jets defense, making his performance even more impressive.
Now Elliott returns to Dallas, where he spent the first seven years of his career before signing with New England. The Cowboys cut him in the offseason and replaced him with Tony Pollard, so Zeke should be extra motivated to stick it to his old team.
He’s also plenty comfortable playing in AT&T Stadium, where he’s had a ton of success over the years. He might even have some ideas of how to exploit Dallas’ defense, too, especially if ex-Cowboys quarterback Will Grier is providing intel as well.
With Rhamondre Stevenson struggling to the tune of 2.9 yards per carry, Elliott should get the bulk of the carries in this one. Dallas has been getting gashed on the ground, too, giving up 131.3 rushing yards per game (25th in the NFL).
Accordingly, expect Zeke to find some holes and do plenty of damage against his former team.