Cardale Jones hopes Ezekiel Elliott smashes Emmitt Smith’s Cowboys records for one reason
Cardale Jones is keeping a close eye on his former Ohio State teammate and current Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott. Yes, their ties to the Buckeyes are an obvious reason, but Jones, a rookie QB for the Bills, tweeted that he wants to see Elliott break every Cowboys rushing record to stick it to Emmitt Smith.
— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) August 11, 2016
Jones is referring to Smith’s tweet before the 2015 Sugar Bowl in which the Cowboys icon said that the only two running backs to focus on in that game played for the Crimson Tide — Derrick Henry and T.J. Yeldon. One problem, Elliott’s Buckeyes also were playing.
We will have a chance to see two other Very good backs tonight #ALAvsOSU
both for Bama.
— Emmitt Smith (@EmmittSmith22) January 1, 2015
Elliott emerged as the real star, rushing for 230 yards and two touchdowns in Ohio State’s 42-35 victory.
Breaking Smith’s records would be a tall task to say the least. He holds team records for career rushing yards (17,162), rushing attempts (4,052) and rushing touchdowns (153).
Smith has publicly backed Elliott since the Cowboys selected him No. 4 overall in this year’s draft. In May, Smith said Elliott is better than he was.
Cowboys fans can hope Smith is right on that one.