ARLINGTON — If you thought the rookie hype for Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott was already as high as it could be, well then Sunday night blew the rook off.
Yeah, Dak tossed a TD and ran for another, while Zeke hurdled his way passed 100 yards for the first time as the Boys blasted the Bears 31-17. But don’t expect these rookies to get too blinded by the moment.
“It feels good to see all the hard work that we’ve been putting in, the results from it and just going to work every week, working on getting better at our craft, so it just feels good,” said Elliott, who ran for 140 yards on 30 carries.
“I’m young,” Prescott said. “I mean, I’m three games into the National Football League, there’s a lot that I can learn from. There’s a lot that I haven’t seen. So I’m just going to continue to just, head down and keep working.”
He may be young, but Dak already showed incredible leadership with his message to the team, when a Terrance Williams fumble threatened to let the Bears back in the game.
“Just stick with it, we’re only hurting ourselves,” said Prescott. “There’s nothing they’ve done to really stop us, just continue to move, take it one play at a time and we’ll finish this off.”
And after they finished it off, the two first years players were greeted like heroes outside of AT&T Stadium by hundreds of fans.
So 2016 is suddenly looking a lot better and the Cowboys’ future appears much, much brighter now, thanks to these Rookie Rockstars.