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Chase Young hasn't played a single snap of professional football yet and his opponents already don't want to face him. 

This year's second overall pick's work ethic in preparation for his first season in Washington caught the eye of noted Ohio State fan, LeBron James. So in an Instagram post highlighting Young's workouts and James' comments, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott chimed in to express his dread of having to face Young twice a year in the NFC East.

"Damn I gotta see this man twice a year lol," Elliott wrote. 

Elliott has solidified himself as one of the best running backs in the NFL and has done a ton of damage against the Redskins. Over the first four years of his career, Elliott has run for 717 yards and eight touchdowns against Washington, both of which are his highest marks against any team in the league. 

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The 2020 Redskins will look different though. Under Ron Rivera, a revamped defensive line consisting of Young, Jonathan Allen, Daron Payne, Montez Sweat and Ryan Kerrigan figures to be one of the best units in the NFL. 

The Cowboys' offense depends heavily on their running game to open up downfield passing opportunities through play-action. If the Redskins can improve their ability to stop the run, as their properly equipped to, teams like Dallas will struggle to move the ball against them, especially with check-down happy quarterbacks like Dak Prescott.

 

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We'll unfortunately have to wait until Week 8 of the 2020 season for Young to get his first crack at Elliott and the Cowboys offense, but all that means is it gives the running back more time to think about the Redskins' brand new pass rusher. 

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