Ezekiel Elliott Breaks Tony Dorsett's 43-Year-Old Dallas Cowboys Rookie Rushing Record

By D.J. Byrnes on November 20, 2016 at 1:06 pm
Ezekiel Elliott in Dallas against the Baltimore Ravens.
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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, the No. 4 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, only needed one carry in his tenth game to break Tony Dorsett's 43-year-old franchise rookie rushing record.

Elliott topped the mark in the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens in Dallas on Sunday afternoon.

The Cowboys selected Dorsett, a Heisman Trophy-winning University of Pittsburgh product, with the second overall pick of the 1977 NFL Draft. He rushed for 1,007 yards in his first year with the team and went on to win the Super Bowl with the Cowboys that season.

Dorsett has been cheering for the younger man to break his record. He made sure to attend the record-breaking game:

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