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Lot Of Chatter Surrounding Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott To The Dallas Cowboys At No. 4 Overall

A running back hasn't been picked in the top-five of the NFL Draft since 2012, when the Cleveland Browns - everyone laugh - selected Alabama's Trent Richardson No. 3 overall. 

Could it happen this year?

Up until recently, it didn't look like it. That's changing, though. There is now some serious chatter surrounding the idea of Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott going No. 4 overall to the Dallas Cowboys. 

It was believed by most that the Cowboys would go defense - pass rusher, probably - or select a quarterback, like North Dakota State's Carson Wentz or California's Jared Goff. The latter won't be happening, according to a report. 

">@NFL_CFB: Jerry Jones: #Cowboys won't draft QB with No. 4 overall pick (via

Oh. RT @NFL_CFB: Jerry Jones: #Cowboys won't draft QB with No. 4 overall pick (via @Gil_Brandt)

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— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 3, 2016

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— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet)

Oh. RT @NFL_CFB: Jerry Jones: #Cowboys won't draft QB with No. 4 overall pick (via @Gil_Brandt)

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— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 3, 2016

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Most mock drafts still have Dallas going with a pass rusher - UCLA's Myles Jack and Ohio State's Joey Bosa the most-popular predictions - but the idea of Jerry Jones going with Elliott is gaining popularity. 

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">@McShay13 said he thinks Ezekiel Elliott will go in the top 10. "I thought long and hard about having him go No. 4 to the Cowboys."

— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports)

.@McShay13 said he thinks Ezekiel Elliott will go in the top 10. "I thought long and hard about having him go No. 4 to the Cowboys."

— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) March 2, 2016

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It's an idea some think should be made a reality.

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Ohio State is projected to have anywhere from five to seven first-round picks. 

This year's NFL Draft will be quite the recruiting tool for Urban Meyer.