Wednesday August 17th, 2016

Dallas Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott is expected to have an immediate impact on the team this season, and according to him, the job description of running back is easy compared to other occupations.

"I think I probably have one of the easiest jobs in America. I get to run behind the best O-line in America," Elliott said to the Dallas Morning News.

The Cowboys offensive line led the way for DeMarco Murray in 2014, helping him lead the league in rushing, and last season, Darren McFadden ran for 1,089 yards, finishing fourth in the NFL in rushing yards.

Elliott was the No. 4 overall pick by the Cowboys in the 2016 NFL draft after a stellar career at Ohio State.

He has been limited in training camp with a hamstring injury, but participated in drills during Tuesday's practice.

Dallas, who lost its preseason opener 28–24 to the Los Angeles Rams last Saturday, take on the Miami Dolphins on Friday.

- Scooby Axson

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