Ezekiel Elliott Jumps Into Salvation Army Kettle After TD

The Dallas Cowboys are rolling, and rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott is leading the charge.

The NFC East-leading Cowboys improved to 12-2 after defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26-20 on Sunday Night Football.

Dallas' 21-year-old rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott finished the game with 159 yards rushing and one touchdown to continue his unbelievable debut NFL season.

He also provided us with the play of the game.

With the score tied 3-3 early in the second quarter, Zeke Elliott took the handoff from Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, made a cut to the inside and walked right into the end zone to give his team a 9-3 lead.

The run was great, but it was Ezekiel Elliott's touchdown celebration that has everyone talking today.

After he crossed the goal line, Elliott kept on running and jumped into a giant red Salvation Army donation kettle, which sent the AT&T Stadium crowd into an absolute frenzy.

Words don't really do Ezekiel Elliott's touchdown celebration justice, so take a look at the play for yourself.

This, my friends, is how you celebrate a great play, get into the holiday spirit and, most importantly, create awareness for a great cause.

Despite a flag being thrown for unsportsmanlike conduct, the NFL, which many fans and players have dubbed the "No Fun League" because of its propensity to throw flags and give out fines for excessive celebrations, reportedly won't fine Elliott for his Salvation Army celebration.


Speaking on his impromptu TD celebration, Ezekiel Elliott said,

I mean it's just sitting there right in the end zone, you know. It's the perfect celebration. They're one of our biggest partners, so I had to show them a little bit of love.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones appeared to share Elliott's thoughts on the celebration. He said,

I think the Salvation Army should give him the highest award. My dream would be for the NFL to really fine me a lot of money and I'll take them to the Supreme Court and we'll get the Salvation Army more attention than anybody can get them. So let's go.

Hell yeah!

Before he knew the NFL decided not to fine him, Elliott made sure everyone knew what he would do if they did. The 21-year-old said,

I'm going to match whatever they fine me and donate it to the Salvation Army.

Well done, Zeke.

Citations: Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott on kettle hop: 'It's the perfect celebration' (ESPN), NFL (Twitter)