Caldwell on Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliot: There's nothing he can't do

Posted at 5:06 PM, Dec 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-24 17:06:35-05

Ezekiel Elliott leads the NFL in rushing yards with 1551. He is the biggest threat to most teams' defense, and the Lions are no exception.

"He possesses all of the qualities that a great back possesses," says Lions head coach Jim Caldwell. "This guy has top end speed, and he's quick, and he has power, and he's athletic."

Not only does Elliott lead the league in total rushing yards, he also leads the NFL in yards after contact and is tied for second in rushing touchdowns at 13.

"There isn't anything really that he can't do," says Caldwell.

Stopping the Cowboys' run game will be crucial for a Lions win Monday night, and Lions safety Glover Quin says the key to stopping the run game will be keeping Elliott from getting into the open field.

"If he gets into the open field, he has eight or nine yards already," says Quin.