Ezekiel Elliott reportedly arrived at training camp overweight
Elliott has had a challenging first summer as a pro, to say the least. Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Can you name every Ohio State Buckeyes player to be selected in the first round of the NFL draft?
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1938-PHI-2
Jim McDonald
1950-CHI-10
Fred Morrison
1956-DET-3
Hopalong Cassady
1957-BAC-8
Jim Parker
1959-SFO-8
Dan James
1960-CLE-8
Jim Houston
1961-BAC-7
Tom Matte
1962-PIT-5
Bob Ferguson
1963-BAC-5
Bob Vogel
1963-DET-12
Daryl Sanders
1964-CLE-11
Paul Warfield
1969-CHI-14
Rufus Mayes
1969-NYJ-26
Dave Foley
1971-GB-9
John Brockington
1971-OAK-19
Jack Tatum
1971-SFO-23
Tim Anderson
1971-MIN-24
Leo Hayden
1974-NYG-3
John Hicks
1974-NOR-13
Rick Middleton
1974-DEN-14
Randy Gradishar
1975-NOR-12
Kurt Schumacher
1975-LAR-20
Doug France
1975-OAK-24
Neal Colzie
1976-NWE-21
Tim Fox
1976-CIN-24
Archie Griffin
1977-LAR-23
Bob Brudzinski
1978-NYJ-4
Chris Ward
1979-BUF-1
Tom Cousineau
1982-BAC-4
Art Schlichter
1984-NYG-27
William Roberts
1985-SDG-12
Jim Lachey
1986-PHI-10
Keith Byars
1988-MIA-16
Eric Kumerow
1991-GNB-19
Vinnie Clark
1992-CHI-22
Alonzo Spellman
1993-MIN-21
Robert Smith
1994-CIN-1
Dan Wilkinson
1995-SEA-8
Joey Galloway
1995-MIN-24
Korey Stringer
1995-CLE-30
Craig Powell
1996-NWE-7
Terry Glenn
1996-OAK-9
Rickey Dudley
1996-HOU-14
Eddie George
1997-STL-1
Orlando Pace
1997-SEA-3
Shawn Springs
1999-ARI-8
David Boston
1999-MIN-23
Antoine Winfield
1999-NWE-28
Andy Katzenmoyer
2000-SFO-24
Ahmed Plummer
2001-BUF-21
Nate Clements
2001-STL-29
Ryan Pickett
2004-NOR-18
Will Smith
2004-CAR-28
Chris Gamble
2004-ATL-29
Michael Jenkins
2006-GNB-5
A.J. Hawk
2006-BUF-8
Donte Whitner
2006-DAL-18
Bobby Carpenter
2006-PIT-25
Santonio Holmes
2006-NYJ-29
Nick Mangold
2007-MIA-9
Ted Ginn, Jr.
2007-IND-32
Anthony Gonzalez
2008-NYJ-6
Vernon Gholston
2009-NOR-14
Malcolm Jenkins
2009-ARI-31
Beanie Wells
2011-PIT-31
Cameron Heyward
2014-PIT-15
Ryan Shazier
2014-DEN-31
Bradley Roby
2016-SDG-3
Joey Bosa
2016-DAL-4
Ezekiel Elliott
2016-NYG-10
Eli Apple
2016-DET-16
Taylor Decker
2016-NYJ-20
Darron Lee
2017-NO-11
Marshon Lattimore
2017-IND-15
Malik Hooker
2017-OAK-24
Gareon Conley
2018-CLE-4
Denzel Ward
2018-CIN-21
Billy Price
2019-SF-2
Nick Bosa
2019-WAS-15
Dwayne Haskins

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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