The Dallas Cowboys are reportedly in the mix to land a former player this offseason to help the offense. The Cowboys are looking for any advantage this season, as former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is considered to be on the hot seat in 2023.
The Cowboys cut star running back Ezekiel Elliott this March. Elliott was hopeful he would be signed by another playoff contender this season. He named the Philadelphia Eagles, Cincinnati Bengals, and New York Jets as his preferred destinations to play for this fall.
The Dallas Cowboys could re-sign Ezekiel Elliott
According to Mike Garafolo with the NFL Network, NFL teams are not lining up to sign the 27-year-old running back at a salary he prefers. The Cowboys cut Elliott in a bid to save money this season, as the team plans to move on with Tony Pollard, who received the franchise tag in March, as their featured back. Garafolo is reporting that the Cowboys cut Elliott for cap reasons, or “caponomics,” as McCarthy calls it. However, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is keeping “open” the possibility he plays for Dallas this season:
“Dallas still believes that he’s got football left,” Garafolo said.
This would be a shock to Cowboys and NFL fans who thought Elliott was done in Dallas. The All-Pro running back doesn’t have the fresh legs that he came into the league with in 2016, but he can still be of value to a team looking to make a run in the playoffs. The Cowboys are a team that should be in the playoff mix, but a reunion with Elliott after a few months is much shorter than anyone expected in March.
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