The Boys surprised in 2016, riding the standout play of rookies Dak Presco and Ezekiel Ellio (le) to a 13-3 record. But even as the denizens of Dallas are excited, they’re cautious – their last play-off team slumped to 4-12 a year later. Karma is already trending in the wrong direction, as Ellio was liable to miss half the season at time of writing because of domestic violence offences. The NFL suspended the young runner for six games aer a protracted investigation, although Ellio has lodged an appeal. Dallas can still roll out Presco , Dez Bryant and their quality offensive line, but for one of the glamour teams of the NFL, the kind of a ention that Ellio brings won’t help as they try to validate last year’s breakout.