New York Giants first-round draft pick Saquon Barkley will train with Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott before training camp begins.
It seems the division rivalry between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys will be overlooked just for a little bit. In a report that came out on Thursday per Dan Duggan of The Athletic, Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley will be training with Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. The training will occur in LA before camp begins, and will include other Giants such as Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard.
Saquon Barkley said he’ll train in LA before camp. Training partners will include Odell, Sterling Shepard and Ezekiel Elliott.
— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) June 28, 2018
Barkley and Elliott will be squaring off against each other twice this season, not to mention for years to come. However, the two running backs have played against each other in the past and are familiar with one another.
Both playing in the Big 10, the two were on opposite sidelines in October of 2015 when Ohio State went up against Penn State. Both backs showed up huge in that matchup. Barkley finished with 194 yards on the ground, along with Elliott picking up 153 yards and a touchdown.
Being the number two pick in this year’s draft, many look at Barkley the same way they looked at Elliott. The latter was chosen with the number four selection in 2016. Both backs show terrific speed towards the outside, along with a dominant strength running up the middle. Elliott has proven that ever since he entered the league, and fans are sure Barkley will deliver for Big Blue as well.
Training camp for both the Cowboys and Giants open up on Thursday, July 26. Until then, it’s beneficial for all players to stay healthy but to remain in the groove of all things considered football. The two backs are aware of that. And once again, although a division rival, Barkley can receive great tips and advice from Elliott, who’s thrived on the field ever since he broke into the NFL.