Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott doesn’t seem like he’s the best at first impressions.
According to a report by Albert Breer of The MMQB on Thursday, Elliott caused “some concern” when he arrived to Cowboys training camp overweight at 231 pounds.
While that mark was only six pounds heavier than Elliott’s listed playing weight at Ohio State and the 21-year-old is said to have “worked off some of that weight before tweaking his hamstring,” it’s still not a great look.
It’s been a rough first few months in Dallas for Elliott, who has also managed to anger Cowboys fans and cause a distraction with allegations of domestic violence in the short period since he was drafted by the team at No. 4 overall in April.
But with Elliott possibly in line for 300 carries this season, it looks like he’ll get the opportunity to put all of this behind him with a strong performance on the gridiron. Hopefully he makes the most of it.