Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys are hoping — nay, preparing — to own the NFL’s top-ranked offense in 2021.

That expectation privately was made clear by offensive coordinator Kellen Moore at the onset of training camp. It was echoed publicly by the team’s $90 million running back on Wednesday.

“In in our first meeting, Coach Kellen said our No. 1 goal this year is to be the No. 1 offense,” Elliott revealed to reporters after practice, via the official Cowboys website.

The goal was within reach to begin the 2020 campaign; Dallas sat atop most statistical columns, including total offense and passing yards, before quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a season-ending ankle injury last October. The club ended the year ranked 14th and eighth in those same categories.

Prescott’s absence largely contributed to the downturn. But the blame also laid at the feet of Elliott, who posted career-lows across the board: rushing yards (979), yards per carry (4.0), yards per game (65.3), and attempts per game (16.3). He also tied a personal-worst mark with only six rushing touchdowns.

Poorly conditioned by his own admission, Elliott dropped about 10 pounds this offseason; he’s slimmer, quicker, healthier. And ready to heed Moore’s call.

“I feel real good. I feel healthy. I feel like I’m in good shape,” he affirmed Wednesday, via ESPN’s Todd Archer. “I like where my speed and my quickness is. I like how comfortable I am in the offense. So I think I’m ready to go.”