Ezekiel Elliott
Sep 11, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) celebrates a touchdown against New York Giants free safety Nat Berhe (29) at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

What a match up NFL fans get this week.

The Dallas Cowboys host the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday with one gigantic matchup on everyone’s mind; the Cowboys rushing attack vs. the Ravens rush defense.

The Cowboys have the league’s No. 1 rushing attack this season averaging 161 yards per game on the ground. Rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott is having a phenomenal season with an NFL-leading 1,005 rushing yards and an incredible 5.1 yards per carry average. As a team the Cowboys have eclipsed the 100-yard mark in every game thus far including five games with at least 180 rushing yards.

On the flip side, the Ravens have been the best at stop the running. The Ravens are only allowing 71.3 rushing yards per game. In six of their last eight games the Ravens haven’t even allowed 65 rushing yards. Something’s got to give.

In all fairness to the Cowboys, they did face a Green Bay Packers team, in Week 6, that previously did rank No. 1 in rushing yards allowed. How did that play out? The Cowboys ra wild on the packers at Lambeau Field for 191 rushing yards. But the Ravens have also faced an elite rushing attack, and they too did very well. The Buffalo Bills rank No. 2 in rushing yards, but they were only able to put up 65 yards on the ground against the Ravens defense.

If the Cowboys offensive line, which is the best in the game today, dominates at the line of scrimmage, Elliot is going to have a field day. The ravens can run blitz, but when you have a Rookie of the Year candidate like Dak Prescott, you could get burned downfield with a deep pass. Again, it all comes down to what happens at the line of scrimmage.

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