Cowboys-Vikings highlights, score: Bryant hauls in bomb before Elliott's TD plunge
Elliott is now tied for the most rushing touchdowns by a rookie running back in Cowboys history
Ezekiel Elliott has put his name in the record books quite a few times already this season, and on Thursday night, he did it again.
Elliott scored a one-yard touchdown in the second quarter to put the Cowboys in front of the Vikings, 7-3. The touchdown run was Elliott's 12th of the season, tying him with Tony Dorsett and Herschel Walker (who, as we all know, was traded to the Vikings in a deal that kick-started the Cowboys' 1990s dynasty) for the most in a single season by a Cowboys rookie.
Elliott already broke Dorsett's record for most rushing yards by a Cowboys rookie earlier this season, and he set team and NFL rookie records by running for 130-plus yards in four straight games from Week 3 through Week 6. Elliott has also been on pace -- or close to the pace -- to break Eric Dickerson's all-time record for most rushing yards by a rookie for most of the season. He entered this game about 90 yards off the pace.
Elliott's touchdown was set up by a 56-yard strike from Dak Prescott to Dez Bryant, who beat star Vikings safety Harrison Smith on a double-move to break free behind the secondary. It was Bryant's longest play of the season.
All Elliott needed to do then was follow that mammoth offensive line into the end zone. No big deal. Just another notch in the record book.
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