Ezekiel Elliott needed only 10 games to break a nearly 40-year-old record Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 13: Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates his 32-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on November 13, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Ezekiel Elliott headed into Week 11 leading the NFL in rushing yards, already topping 1,000 on the season before he even stepped onto the field.

Early in the first quarter, the No. 4 overall selection added to his legacy, topping Tony Dorsett’s 1977 team rookie record of 1,007 yards. Elliott needed just three yards to break the record, and he’ll absolutely shatter it if he continues the pace that he’s on.

Elliott became just the third rookie in NFL history to eclipse 1,000 yards in nine games, joining Eric Dickerson (1,096) and Adrian Peterson (1,081), per ESPN.

Elliott needs just over 800 yards in the final six games to break Dickerson’s rookie record of 1,808 yards.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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