Cardale Jones is keeping a close eye on his former Ohio State teammate and current Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott. Yes, their ties to the Buckeyes is an obvious reason, but Jones, a rookie QB for the Bills, tweeted that he wants to see Elliott break every Cowboys' rushing record to stick it to Emmitt Smith.
Jones is referring to Smith's tweet before the 2015 Sugar Bowl in which the Cowboys icon said that the only two running backs to focus on in that game played for the Crimson Tide -- Derrick Henry and T.J. Yeldon. One problem, Elliott's Buckeyes were also playing.
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We will have a chance to see two other Very good backs tonight #ALAvsOSU— Emmitt Smith (@EmmittSmith22) January 1, 2015
both for Bama.
Elliott emerged as the real star, rushing for 230 yards and two touchdowns in Ohio State's 42-35 victory.
Breaking Smith's records will be a tall task to say the least. He holds team records for career rushing yards (17,162), rushing attempts (4,052) and rushing touchdowns (153).
Smith has publicly backed Elliott since the Cowboys drafted him No. 4 overall. In May, Smith said Elliott is better than the Hall of Fame running back.
Cowboys fans better hope Smith is right on this one.