Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is already adding to his league-leading and perhaps MVP-leading credentials early on Monday Night Football against the Detroit Lions.
Elliott raced for a 55 yard touchdown run in the first quarter to give the Cowboys a 14-7 lead and did so in acrobatic, highlight fashion. And no, this time there were no giant Salvation Army kettle drums involved.
Instead, Elliott broke it to the outside and outraced the Detroit Defense to the pylon. Literally. Watch this amazing vantage point from ESPN’s pylon cam that shows Elliott crashing into it.
— Joey Hayden (@_joeyhayden) December 27, 2016
You might not think something so specific as pylon cam would give you a lot of great shots, but when it does, it’s definitely memorable. Here’s how the play looked from a normal angle.
— NFL (@NFLonLive) December 27, 2016
It’s certainly not going to hurt the former Buckeye’s MVP candidacy that he’s making all of these highlights in primetime on national television. Elliott has 70 yards total rushing just before the end of the first half in Dallas and is on his way to yet another 100 yard performance.