Ezekiel Elliott falls just off Dickerson’s record pace, Prescott breaks Aikman’s mark
The Cowboys were led once again on Sunday by their rookie duo of Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott, beating the Browns 35–10.
Elliott entered the game averaging 114.1 yards per game, on pace for 1,826 yards over 16 games, which would break Eric Dickerson’s rookie record of 1,808.
Elliott carried 18 times for 92 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday’s game. He is now averaging 111.4 yards per game, which puts him on pace for 1,782, just behind Dickerson’s mark.
Also on Sunday, Prescott broke Troy Aikman’s franchise record for touchdown passes by a rookie with 10.
He added two more TD passes and now has 12 in eight games. It took Aikman 11 games to record 10 touchdowns.
With the win, the Cowboys improved to 7–1 on the season and remained atop the NFC East.