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Week 17 NFL Picks: Rookie Records For Dak Prescott And Ezekiel Elliott In Season Finale?

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It may look like there's not much to play for in Week 17, at least for the Cowboys, but a lot of things are still undecided heading into the regular-season finale.

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The playoff field is set in the AFC, all six playoff participants have clinched their spots, though the final seeding has yet to be determined.

In the NFC, the picture is not quite as clear. The Cowboys have clinched the division and the top seed, the Falcons and Seahawks have locked up their divisions, and the Giants are guaranteed a wildcard spot. Beyond that, four teams remain in contention for a playoff spot: The Packers, Lions, Redskins, and Buccaneers.

For the Cowboys, even though they've locked up everything they could, lots of other things remain to be decided this week.

  • With 69 rushing yards at Philadelphia on Sunday, Elliott would become the second rookie in NFL history with 1,700 rushing yards in a season. Elliott needs 178 rushing yards against the Eagles to surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson (1,808) as the NFL’s all-time rookie rushing leader.
  • Elliott ranks second in the league with 1,994 yards from scrimmage (1,631 rushing, 363 receiving), the third-highest total by a rookie in NFL history. With six scrimmage yards on Sunday, Elliott would become the third rookie in NFL history to reach 2,000 scrimmage yards, joining Dickerson (2,212 in 1983) and Edgerrin James (2,139 in 1999).
  • With a victory at Philadelphia on Sunday, Prescott would record his 14th win as a starting quarterback, passing Ben Roethlisberger (13 in 2004) for the most by a rookie starting quarterback in NFL history.
  • Prescott (23) needs four touchdown passes on Sunday to surpass Peyton Manning (26) and Russell Wilson (26) for the most touchdown passes by a rookie quarterback in NFL history.
  • Prescott has thrown only four interceptions in 451 passing attempts this season and ranks third among qualifying quarterbacks with a 0.9 interception percentage, trailing only Tom Brady (0.5 percent) and Sam Bradford (0.8 percent). Prescott is on pace to record the lowest interception percentage by a rookie quarterback in NFL history (minimum 200 passing attempts).

We'll see how all of that plays out. For now, here are our picks for Week 17, 2016.

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