The Dallas Cowboys may not have Ezekile Elliott in their lineup come the start of the regular season, but he's still having a major impact on his team.
On Monday Elliott announced that he would be making a significant donation to the relief effort in Houston, one in the amount of $21,000, but he also went one step further and challenge his teammates to do the same.
From his Instagram:
Hey Cowboys nation. No matter what team you’re rooting for, we’re all rooting for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. That’s why I’m donating $21,000 to The Salvation Army to support victims of this disaster. And I challenge my friends and all of Cowboys nation to join me in this fight. It doesn’t matter how much you can give, whether it’s $21, or $210, or $21,000 – 100% of all donations will go directly to food, shelter, and other relief efforts.
Elliott went on to call out teammates by name in his message, and while some may consider this crossing the line, it's a impressive display of leadership from such a young player.
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