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Report: Jerry Jones Wants To Recreate The Dallas Cowboys 'Triplets' By Taking Ezekiel Elliott 4th In Draft

The Dallas Cowboys were ravaged by injury in 2015, which leaves them with the No. 4 overall pick in the NFL Draft, an enviable position to be in for a team with its quarterback situation set. While Dallas can go in any number of directions in that spot, if owner Jerry Jones has his way, the Cowboys could be taking Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott. Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports that Jones is aiming to recreate the famous "triplets" from the Cowboys 90s dynasty, with Elliott playing the role of Emmitt Smith to Tony Romo's Troy Aikman and Dez Bryant's Michael Irvin.


— Jason Cole (@JasonColeBR) April 22, 2016

Drafting running backs early has largely fallen out of favor in recent years, but Todd Gurley stemmed that a bit with his big rookie season. Elliott is also viewed as a rare prospect that does everything well. The Cowboys were a very good team when healthy in 2014, with DeMarco Murray putting up huge numbers behind a very strong offensive line. Elliott could potentially do some serious damage in that offense.

[Bleacher Report]