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Would you rather have Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, or Jared Goff and Todd Gurley?

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Which duo would you choose?

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When you’re an NFL team that’s not participating in free agency frenzy, or in the case of 2018 the buildup to it, you can feel left out in the cold. That’s not the case with fans of the Los Angeles Rams who have been treated to a team that has been quite active so far this offseason, and a team that beat the Cowboys in 2017.

This inspired a question on 105.3 The Fan in the DFW area on Saturday, and all-everything 105.3er Roy White tweeted a question putting it out into the internet (that’s a big place).

It’s understandable for the Browns to be in this conversation given that they’ve traded for everything, but for the purposes of this conversation let’s focus on the Rams and Cowboys. Why are we only focusing on those two? Because we’re actually going to specifically focus on the two quarterbacks and running backs.

The Rams and Cowboys are built very differently. Coaching staffs are different, schemes are different, rosters are different. It’s hard to compare teams, so we’ll compare two specific duos, the most important ones.

Which quarterback and running back combination would you prefer? Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, or Jared Goff and Todd Gurley?

It’s hard to find another duo to compare Dak and Zeke to that stack up as similarly as Goff and Gurley do. Carson Wentz is certainly a worthy foil to Dak, but he doesn’t have an elite runner at his side. Considering ages, positions, and pairings, this is the most apt comparison.

This is an insanely difficult decision.

Just two years ago, before the draft, suggesting that you’d take Dak Prescott over Jared Goff would have been crazy. Then 2016 happened, and Dak had the upper hand. Goff came roaring back in 2017 making it an interesting debate.

Weighing Zeke against Todd Gurley is the other side of the question. While Gurley certainly boasts an bevy of talents and is an incredible all-purpose back, Elliott is arguably the finest running back talent in the NFL. His physical prowess might exceed Gurley’s, and that’s hard to do because Todd Gurley is a beast.

You can legitimately talk yourself, and others, into taking Zeke over Gurley, and it’s at the very least difficult to choose between Prescott and Goff after two seasons.

What say you, BTB? Which duo would you rather have? We’re talking about just these two guys, building around them.

Poll

Which QB/RB duo would you prefer?

This poll is closed

  • 42%
    Rams: Jared Goff and Todd Gurley
    (1419 votes)
  • 57%
    Cowboys: Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott
    (1951 votes)
3370 votes total Vote Now