Ezekiel Elliott has been outstanding for the Dallas Cowboys this season. He leads the league in rushing and is the top-vote getter for the Pro Bowl, proving he’s both dominant on the field and popular off it.
His numbers are remarkable, too: 1,285 yards, 12 touchdowns and 4.89 yards per carry. Surprisingly, he’s been better on the road than at home. In six games away from AT&T Stadium, Elliott has averaged 111.7 yards and scored seven of his 12 touchdowns. He’s helped the Cowboys remain undefeated on the road, as he typically does. No, seriously – he’s ridiculously good on the road.
Since high school, Elliott has never lost a single road game. Four years of high school, three seasons at Ohio State and six away games in the pros and not one loss on his record.
In high school, Elliott lost just five games, all of which came either at home or on a neutral field. With the Buckeyes, Elliott lost just five games in three seasons. Two of them came in 2013 (on neutral sites), one in 2014 (at home) and another in 2015, also at home.
In college, Elliott had 1,464 yards and 13 touchdowns in true road games. He averaged a ridiculous 7.1 yards per carry in those games, all of which were won by the Buckeyes, of course. That trend has carried over into the pros, where he’s 6-0 with the Cowboys.
Perhaps there’s something about playing in front of a raucous crowd in a hostile environment that fuels Elliott. Or maybe his teams just happen to play really well away from home, which the Cowboys typically do. Regardless, the stat is absolutely incredible.
With two road games remaining against the Giants and Eagles, the Cowboys (and Elliott) have a good shot at going undefeated on the road. If they were to do so, they’d likely lock up home-field advantage, thus extending Elliott’s undefeated road streak until next season.
.@EzekielElliott has never lost a road game in his high school, collegiate or professional career.