Bettor Loses $75K After Wagering on Ezekiel Elliott to Score TD in Cowboys Opener

Blake SchusterContributor ISeptember 10, 2021

TAMPA, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 09: Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys carries the ball during the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on September 09, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Some prop bets seem like such locks it'd be a mistake not to bet the house on them. An Ezekiel Elliott anytime touchdown wager at -115 (bet $115 to win $100) seemed like one of those heading into Thursday night's NFL opener between the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers to one bettor at DraftKings Sportsbook.

That person is now out $75,000.

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$75K ON ZEKE ANYTIME TD 🤯<br><br>What a way to start the season...<br><br>(IG: weisfroogh <a href="https://twitter.com/DKSportsbook?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@DKSportsbook</a>) <a href="https://t.co/HNrx0xQdHJ">pic.twitter.com/HNrx0xQdHJ</a>

Despite getting the ball in the red zone during the Cowboys' 31-29 loss Thursday, Elliott was kept out of the end zone. Had he crossed the goal line, the bettor would've netted a $140,220 total payout—a win of $65,220.

Instead, Dallas' No. 1 tailback took a backseat to quarterback Dak Prescott and finished with 11 carries for 33 yards. 

There are likely many games to come this season in which Elliott will score. The opener just wasn't one of them.