Ezekiel Elliott fell out of favor with Dallas Cowboys fans soon after he signed his mega-deal with the team after holding out. His play has never really been the same and he is likely headed for his last year with the franchise in 2022.
Now just weeks away from the start of the season, the Cowboys RB is being blasted online for a six-second video that seemingly shows that he has put on a ton of weight.
How Twitter responded:
Elliott finished last season with a career-low 237 rushes for 1,002 yards, 10 touchdowns and a career-worst 58.9 yards per game.
Last week, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that Elliott should be the focus of what the offense is about.
“We gotta have Tony Pollard out there. No, seriously, Zeke’s gotta be our feature, and he is our feature,” Jones said, via NFL.com. “We can feature him in a lot of different ways. We all recognize what he does in the passing game because of his protection ability. Don’t ever underestimate that especially with Zeke. Zeke takes some tolls when he’s out there as a back blocking. So it’s critical that we make Zeke — because he’s capable of being that — really the focus of what we’re doing. Now then, Pollard, there’s plenty of room for Pollard. There’s plenty of room for Pollard when Zeke’s in there. Pollard needs to get the ball.”
Elliott will count $18,220,000 against the Cowboys’ salary cap in 2022.