Zitat des Tages von Ezekiel Elliott:
I hate to lose more than I love winning, and I'm coming to Dallas to win a Super Bowl.
Notre Dame was my dream school growing up. But in recruiting, they had some other plans, what position they wanted me to play.
I want to go play behind that great offensive line they have down in Dallas.
I think they're taking a little bit of the fun out of this pro game.
Once you make that first mistake, it kind of clears up everything, and everything can come to you.
My job is to go out there and play football. My job is to go out there and win football games.
I feel blessed. All the great running backs that have come through Ohio State - Archie Griffin, Eddie George, Beanie Wells - I'm happy that I was able to carry on that lineage this season.
I have a lot of great players around me. I have the best O-line in football. It's what's expected.
I'm a guy who expects a lot from himself.
I'm a competitor.
Honestly, when I'm out there, I really don't even think about them as guys with names. I look at them as numbers.
We should be able to have a little more fun. I think it's entertainment to the fans.
The NCAA has its rules. It's our job to abide by them.
This is a physical game, and that's how you have to play. When you do that, the defense eventually gets tired of tackling you.
Honestly, the type of runner I am, I'm a physical guy, and I try to set the tone early in the game, so you're going to see it a lot in the first and second quarter.
I'm a great inside and outside runner.
Every play, I'm trying to get as many shots on the opposing team as I can, so when you get to the fourth quarter, they obviously don't want to be on the field anymore.
I live for the high expectations.
I'm a versatile guy. I'm a third-down back.
It would be special, just to know I had the best rookie season a running back has had in this league, especially a record that's been however old it is.
I think I have great hands out of the backfield.
I wasn't going to play on defense in college.
I take pride in being a jack of all trades.
When you let those defensive backs know that you're a physical player, they don't really want to tackle. That's it. That's why you see me get a hurdle every game. Those guys don't want to tackle me when I get to the second level.
I understand what's expected of me. I understand the lineage for the running back position of the Dallas Cowboys.
You definitely have to think of the perception of things before you actually do certain things. It may not seem like it's a big deal to you yourself, but there's a bigger picture.
I think at Ohio State, we're professional athletes in Columbus.
Trust your landmark and run through the smoke. It's going to open up eventually.
During the game, there has to be a moment where you have to set the tone. You have to let them know that you're a physical player.
It should be about this team, and it should be about these guys. It should be about our relationship. It shouldn't be about records.
The criticism is what I expect, honestly, because I'm criticizing myself every day when I come in here and watch that film. I'm trying to get better.
That's just how I live my life. That's how I was raised: to demand excellence out of myself.
I don't think, as a player, I have a weakness on the field. I've done a great job of becoming good at everything, so I think that's what separates me.
I think it's just a chemistry thing, feeling each other out. The more you play with each other, the better it's going to be.
If we go out there, and we play well and win football games, all the good stuff will come with it. It's not my job to worry about something I can't control.
I think I'm a guy who is going to come in and work hard from Day One.