3 concerns for potential Rams matchup with Cowboys in Divisional Round
2. Keeping Elliott in check
Workhorse is probably the best way to describe Ezekiel Elliott as a running back since the former Ohio State star always seems capable of handling 30+ carries in a game if needed.
Not to mention, Elliott has proven to be just as valuable as a receiver when seeing how Dak Prescott can simply dump off any short pass to his running back for a major gain.
When seeing how Elliott was flirting with 200+ yards from the line of scrimmage (169 total yards with a touchdown) in the win over the Seahawks, the Rams know the importance of keeping the Cowboys running back in check if they were to face him.
Elliott is the kind of player who can single-handedly change the outcome of any football game when looking at how much of a threat he is each time the football ends up in his hands.
Sadly, this is one of those situations where the Rams may not be able to keep the football out of Elliott’s hands, but more so would just need to figure out a way to limit his yardage since that’s going to be the only way to slowing him down on offense, as crazy as that sounds.