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Oddsmakers say Ezekiel Elliott has potential for 2,000 rushing yards

Oddsmakers believe Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott has the potential to rush for more than 2,000 yards this season.
Oddsmakers believe Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott has the potential to rush for more than 2,000 yards this season. mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

The high expectations surrounding Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott has reached the oddsmakers at www.SportsBettingDime.com.

The oddsmakers like Elliott’s chance of winning the NFL offensive rookie of the year at 4 to 1 over Tennessee’s Derrick Henry (9 to 1).

They also believe Elliott has the potential to gain 2,000 rushing yards next season.

Elliott’s odds of rushing for 2,000 yards rates third at 10 to 1, behind favored Todd Gurley of the Los Angeles Rams (7 to 1) and veteran Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings (9 to 1).

The NFL record for most yards rushing in a rookie season is 1,808 by Eric Dickerson of the Los Angeles Rams in 1983.

Only seven players have gained more than 2,000 rushing yards in a season. Dickerson set the record of 2,105 in 1984.

The Cowboys’ single-season rookie rushing record is 1,007 yards, set by Tony Dorsett in 1977.

The Cowboys open the regular season on Sept. 11 at home against the New York Giants.

Dallas Cowboys regular-season schedule

Sept. 11

vs. NY Giants

3:25 p.m.

KDFW/4

Sept. 18

at Washington

Noon

KDFW/4

Sept. 25

vs. Chicago

7:30 p.m.

KXAS/5

Oct. 2

at San Francisco

3:25 p.m.

KDFW/4

Oct. 9

vs. Cincinnati

3:25 p.m.

KTVT/11

Oct. 16

at Green Bay

3:25 p.m.

KDFW/4

Oct. 23

Bye

Oct. 30

vs. Philadelphia

7:30 p.m.

KXAS/5

Nov. 6

at Cleveland

Noon

KDFW/4

Nov. 13

at Pittsburgh

3:25 p.m.

KDFW/4

Nov. 20

vs. Baltimore

Noon

KTVT/11

Nov. 24

vs. Washington

3:30 p.m.

KDFW/4

Dec. 1

at Minnesota

7:25 p.m.

KXAS/5, NFL Net.

and Twitter

Dec. 11

at NY Giants

7:30 p.m.

KXAS/5

Dec. 18

vs. Tampa Bay

Noon

KDFW/4

Dec. 26

vs. Detroit

7:30 p.m.

ESPN

Jan. 1

at Philadelphia

Noon

KDFW/4

All games broadcast on KRLD/105.3 FM and KMVK/107.5 (Spanish)

*Time and television broadcast subject to change.

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