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Elliott thought Buckeyes were crazy until he met Cowboys fans

Ezekiel Elliott says Cowboys fans are even more passionate than Ohio State’s.
Ezekiel Elliott says Cowboys fans are even more passionate than Ohio State’s. pmoseley@star-telegram.com

Cowboys fans are so excited at the prospect of rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott in the backfield in 2016, it seems everybody’s already got him penciled in break every record in the book.

Even coming from a program like Ohio State with its football-mad fans, it all must seem a bit crazy for Ezekiel, who has barely had time to dive into the Cowboys’ playbook. In fact, he does think it’s crazy.

“I thought Ohio State fans were crazy,” Elliott said Thursday during a live question-and-answer session with Fanatics on Facebook, “but Dallas Cowboys fans are even more crazy. Passionate fans, man. Very passionate.”

Elliott, as well as the Cowboys’ potential quarterback of the future, Dak Prescott, was in Los Angeles on Thursday for the NFL’s 2016 Rookie Premier. Both players signed their Panini rookie cards, getting their first taste of stardom in the NFL.

Elliott was asked how excited he is to play with quarterback Tony Romo on a scale of 1 to 10.

“I’d say a nine,” Elliott said. “He’s a guy who knows the game. I’m excited to go learn from him. We got a lot of vets on the team. It’s going to be nice to get around those guys and learn like what has made them be able to be in the league so long and why they’ve been able to be successful for such a long time.”

We’re not sure what it would have taken for Romo to get a 9. Maybe the quarterback will ask for himself.