DETROIT -- The Dallas Cowboys had not used the screen game much this season, but when they needed it most, they went to it and got an Ezekiel Elliott 17-yard touchdown -- and a familiar celebration to boot -- in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game.
The running back made a nifty grab of a sidearm throw from quarterback Dak Prescott under a Detroit defender and then followed his blockers into the end zone for the Cowboys' clinching touchdown.
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Elliott did not have much success as a runner against the Lions, but he came up with a crucial touchdown and celebrated not with a spike, but with an imitation of Prescott. Elliott mimicked Prescott's hip-thrusting pregame warm-up that went viral after last week's loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
The Dallas running back has his fifth career game with a receiving TD and a rush TD, which is tied for second most in Cowboys history (with Ron Springs), trailing only Tony Dorsett (six games).