When Darren McFadden dropped his phone and tragically tried to save it, he didn't just lose the next few months with an elbow injury, he also handed the Ezekiel Elliott more first-team reps.
Barring his own summer injury, Elliott -- the No. 4 pick in the draft -- was always going to wind up as the primary back stationed behind Tony Romo. But McFadden represented a nice secondary option for the Cowboys -- last season, he rushed for more than 1,000 yards. With McFadden out indefinitely, that secondary role falls to Alfred Morris.
Actually, ignore everything about that paragraph above. No secondary option in Dallas is needed. The Cowboys should just let Elliott do this on every single play this season:
Go ahead and get Ezekiel Elliott real early in those fantasy football drafts, kids (via @KentGarrison, @TylerJaggi) https://t.co/blE1QgOP6c— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) June 18, 2016
Well, it didn't take long for Elliott to embarrass his own defense. That's Byron Jones on the receiving end of one gnarly Elliott cut.
Side note: Jones' move to a full-time safety doesn't appear to be going perfectly.
Insert obligatory note about practice in June and cherrypicking one play from that practice in June.