Ezekiel Elliott news
As a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan, it’s hard to see Zeke go. Sure, he hasn’t really been preforming recently and Dallas may have found a better running back in Tony Pollard. But, reminiscing about the times from 2016-2018 when Zeke was carrying our offense and one of the top running backs in the league is always a fun thing to do. It also sucks that his last play as a Cowboy included getting thrown on his ass and humiliated on national television.
Here are some of my thoughts on the situation. Tony Pollard proved that he is the best running back on the Cowboys roster last season as his numbers were way better than those of Zeke’s.
Once Zeke got paid, he decided to stop playing football (not literally) for a couple of years but looked like he had started to fit into his new role toward the end of last season. By cutting his however, the Cowboys freed 10.9 million is cap space which is huge since other playmakers are going to want to get paid soon.
Adam Schefter tweeted this out earlier today:
It’s looking like Zeke will be signing with one of these three teams in the near future, but if Zeke decides to go to the Eagles, he will officially be dead to me. The Eagles did just lose Miles Sanders to the Panthers but, if Zeke does this, then it will be like Demarco Murray is leaving us all over again to go to a division rival. Fuck the Eagles. There is some reasons for him to go to the other teams though. The Jets look like they will be getting Aaron Rodgers to sign with them soon, and they just got some great receivers in Lazard and Hardman to accompany Garrett Wilson.
The Jets are going for it all this year and that may be attractive to Zeke even though he will have Breece Hall to fight with for a starting job.
The Bengals could also be an attractive landing spot for Zeke. The Bengals have proven over the last couple of years that they are legit and the team to beat in the AFC North. The Bengals have also made it to a Superbowl and an AFC Championship game in the past two seasons, so if a contender is what Zeke is looking for this would be a great landing spot for him. The only problem with Cincinnati for Zeke is that he would have to compete with a veteran RB in Joe Mixon instead of a second year RB at the Jets
In the end I don’t really care where Zeke goes as long as he doesn’t end up in the division. I would love to see nothing more than him succeed on another team, but I would prefer if that team was in the AFC. In conclusion best of luck to Zeke and he will be missed by all of us in Cowboys Nation.