On Monday, the Dallas Cowboys held their Sixth Annual Reliant Home Run Derby, with proceeds from the event going to the Salvation Army. It featured some of the most recognizable faces not just on the Cowboys, but in the NFL, like Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, Jason Witten, and Dez Bryant.
It’s not often we get to see the NFL’s leading rusher crank out some dingers. Elliott’s first at-bat was laughably bad, as Clarence Hill Jr. indicated.
But when the money ball pitch was thrown, Elliott sent it straight out of the park for $1,000.
Zeke got better. Muscled up on this money ball pic.twitter.com/pKgtWEogBZ— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) May 9, 2017
Zeke going back to the Red Kettle jump here today ... one more time ... pic.twitter.com/i23ptry64Z— Brandon George (@DMN_George) May 9, 2017
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett came out on top in the Home Run Derby, earning $4,900, squeaking past Jason Witten who had $4,800. Overall, the Home Run Derby raised $50,000.
So you’re probably wondering where Dez Bryant is in all of this too. He was there — just not on time. Apparently he showed up to the wrong field.
Dez Bryant showed up to the home run derby late. but he's clean with new Jordans. Dez went to Globe Life Park rather Dr. Pepper park . pic.twitter.com/6IZ1OlIKiH— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) May 9, 2017
There was also a three-legged race, which seems like fun but also very risky when pairing your franchise quarterback and running back together. The costumes fit two people, with their right and left legs tucked in one boot.
But of course, it ended well. Dak and Zeke lost to Jeff Heath and Byron Jones in the race:
Why yes, that is Dak, Zeke, Byron, Heath, Frederick and Martin -- six starters and four Pro Bowlers -- doing a three-legged race. pic.twitter.com/RrdMPPGn5f— David Helman (@HelmanDC) May 8, 2017
The Cowboys were one of the more fun and loose teams in the NFL last season, and they’re carrying that into the offseason as well.