The NFL free agency season is in full swing. There has been a flurry of signings and player movement in the first couple of days. One Green Bay Packers rival, the Dallas Cowboys, is set to make a shocking release of a former All-Pro. According to sources, the Cowboys are going to release Ezekiel Elliott after seven seasons with the team.
The #Cowboys are prepared to release RB Ezekiel Elliott, per @clarencehilljr. After seven seasons, Zeke's time in Dallas looks like it's going to end. https://t.co/i4x4wRZKZ2
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) March 15, 2023
Green Bay Packers Rival Cowboys Releasing Ezekiel Elliott
Jerry Jones, the Dallas Cowboys owner has been adamant that they would find a way to keep both Elliott and Tony Pollard. After putting the franchise tag on Pollard, it seems that Elliott’s cap hit will be too much. Teams have to be under the cap by 3 pm Eastern time today. The former top-5 pick is set to count $16.4 million against the cap in 2023, a huge number for a player that saw the lowest production of his career last year.
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Will Elliott Find A New Team?
Running back is always a tough position. There are many good running backs out there who do not cost an arm and a leg. The Cowboys themselves ran into this problem will Pollard. He was clearly better than Elliott but Elliott’s contract dictated he gets more playing time. Some team should pick him up. Elliott wasn’t bad by any means last season. He just wasn’t worth a $16 million cap hit. I could see a contender bringing him in to round out their running back room.
This is a shocking move by the Cowboys who have been adamant that they would be trying to keep Ezekiel Elliott in the building. It is an end of an era for Dallas as they try to capture that elusive championship. They just have to make sure they don’t run into the Packers along the way.
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