Ezekiel Elliott has been named Rookie of the Year by Pro Football Focus, with teammate Dak Prescott finishing second.
Elliott led the NFL with 1,631 rushing yards, setting a franchise rookie record for the Cowboys.
This from Sam Monson at Pro Football Focus:
Where Elliott separated himself, though, was what made him such an elite prospect in the first place: the well-rounded and complete nature to his game. Most rookie running backs are dynamic with the ball in their hands, but the nuances of pass blocking and receiving can prove extremely valuable given the offenses they came from in college.
Elliott had just one drop all season, giving him a drop rate of 3.0 percent; that, along with his pass-protection skills, meant that he could immediately be used as an every-down back.
You can read Monson’s entire article on Elliott’s award here.