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Rookie Ezekiel Elliott remains on track to unseat Eric Dickerson

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) is on pace to break Eric Dickerson’s rookie rushing record of 1,808 yards.
Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) is on pace to break Eric Dickerson’s rookie rushing record of 1,808 yards. Special to the Star-Telegram

Ezekiel Elliott has visited Cleveland only once previously, but he played his college ball in the same state. Elliott rushed for 3,961 yards and 43 touchdowns in his three-year career at Ohio State.

“I’m excited to go back to Ohio and play in front of my old college state,” Elliott said. “I’m excited to go up there and play another game.”

Elliott leads the league in rushing with 799 yards on 159 carries. Although his pace slowed Sunday against the Eagles, he remains ahead of Eric Dickerson’s league rookie record of 1,808 yards.

Elliott is on track for 1,826 yards.

The fourth overall pick chatted with Hall of Fame running backs Eric Dickerson and Marshall Faulk at Sunday’s game. But Dickerson and Elliott did not discuss the rookie rushing record, Elliott said.

“It was good,” Elliott said of his conversation with Dickerson. “He kind of let me do my thing. That’s a guy we have a good relationship. We have the same agent. So it just nice having him and Marshall there.”

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