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Ezekiel Elliott, king of crop tops, returned to Dallas looking more streamlined than usual this offseason. The running back admitted to shedding a couple of pounds with hopes that it will translate to better running after a mediocre performance in 2020 — which was also victim to the team’s laundry list of injuries and regressed play from the offensive line.
In an interview with Erin Andrews during Thursday’s Hall of Fame game, Elliott confessed to requiring some physical modification after clocking in at 228 pounds. Elliott told Andrews that he “cleaned up the diet a little bit,” preventing another case of Eddie Lacy from happening in the league.
Elliott totaled 979 yards and six touchdowns in 2020 — joining an all-around downward campaign from Dallas under first-time coach Mike McCarthy. The NFC East team finished with a 6-10 record and fell to third in the division after an offseason of predictions placed Dallas back in the playoff picture. The team was crushed under the Texas-sized expectations, but once again finds themselves as the favorite in the division.
“I don’t think I need much motivation after the year we had last season,” said Elliott, also carrying renewed hopes of a playoff season thanks to the return of a healthy Dak Prescott.
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