Ezekiel Elliott’s subsequent staff might very effectively be the one the place he spent the primary seven years of his NFL profession. Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy will not be ruling out the opportunity of re-signing Elliott after the staff launched him earlier this month.
The two-time NFL speeding champion stays unsigned two weeks after being launched by the Cowboys. He has reportedly narrowed his listing of desired groups right down to the Jets, Bengals and Eagles. Bengals coach Zac Taylor and Jets coach Robert Saleh don’t seem like too taken with signing Elliott, nevertheless.
Elliott’s continued availability might in the end result in a return to Dallas, a chance McCarthy is unquestionably open to.
“Yeah, positively,” McCarthy stated Monday when requested if re-signing Elliott is a chance, through NFL Media. “I feel you all the time maintain the door open. Absolutely.”
McCarthy stated that the choice to half methods with Elliott wasn’t simple. An immensely standard participant throughout the Cowboys’ locker room, Elliott additionally continued to seek out methods to contribute to the Cowboys’ offense in 2022. While his yards-per-carry common dipped, Elliott nonetheless scored 12 touchdowns on the bottom whereas persevering with to be one the NFL’s greatest blocking backs in cross protection.
“You know, nobody felt good about that,” McCarthy stated. “I imply, Zeke has such a shiny gentle to him too. He’s an excellent teammate. There’s a lot love for him within the constructing, however you get to those spots, you understand, the longer you are on this league, these are powerful selections. Very tough selections. Very tough for Dak (Prescott). You know, I’ve had a variety of conversations with Dak, however it’s not simple.”
Money was the first cause why the Cowboys launched Elliott. The Cowboys saved practically $11 million in cap house by releasing Elliott, who was slated to be a $16.7 million cap hit for the 2023 season. But given his ongoing availability on the open market, it is potential that the Cowboys might re-sign Elliott at a less expensive fee whereas pairing him as soon as once more with Tony Pollard, who signed his franchise tag shortly after the Cowboys tagged him.
If he returns to Dallas, Elliott will seemingly be sporting the No. 15, the quantity he wore when he led Ohio State to a nationwide championship in 2014. The Cowboys not too long ago gave his No. 21 away to Stephon Gilmore, the previous Defensive Player of the Year who was acquired by Dallas earlier this offseason.
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