Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott help Cowboys make NFL history

No team in NFL history has ever had rookies at quarterback and running back producing so early like Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cowboys are the first team ever to have a rookie quarterback with at least 1,000 passing yards and a rookie running back with at least 500 rushing yards after just five games in a season.

Prescott has 1,239 passing yards in his five starts. He still hasn’t thrown an interception after 155 attempts, and he’s now riding a four-game streak with a completion percentage over 70.0 and a passer rating over 100.0.

Prescott now needs eight more attempts without an interception to break the NFL record, set by Tom Brady:

Elliott, the fourth overall pick, ranks first in the NFL with 546 rushing yards. He’s averaging 5.0 yards per carry and 109.2 per game, with five touchdowns and five runs over 20 yards. His 134 yards and two touchdowns helped power the Cowboys to a 28-14 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Elliott’s 546 rushing yards in his five five games ranks fourth in NFL history.

The Cowboys are rolling at 4-1, largely thanks to the rare production of two rookies in the backfield. The future in Dallas looks bright as ever with Prescott and Elliott—a record-breaking duo at quarterback and running back—leading the way.

Zach Kruse

About Zach Kruse

Zach is the associate editor at The Sports Daily. He also covers the NFL for Bleacher Report and CheeseheadTV.