The 2023 NFL Draft is now over and Ezekiel Elliott has still not found himself a team to play with for next season.
All signs may point to him returning to the Dallas Cowboys based on comments from Jerry Jones.
According to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, the door isn’t closed on a potential reunion with running back Ezekiel Elliott.
Following the conclusion of the NFL Draft on Saturday, Jones said that the “ship hasn’t sailed” on Elliott possibly re-signing with Dallas.
“We haven’t made a decision at all,” Jones said via Jon Machota of The Athletic. “As far as our interest in Zeke, nothing we did today changes that. I haven’t ruled out Zeke.”
Facing a potential cap hit of $16.7 million if they were to keep Elliott around, it was no surprise when the Cowboys cut their longtime runner back in March.
We are not exactly sure if Jones is being serious with his comments, even though bringing him back would boost team morale. Veteran quarterback Dak Prescott seemed to take Elliott’s release especially hard earlier in the offseason, saying he “can’t imagine taking the field without him.”
Elliott played college football at Ohio State University, where he was a standout player. In 2014, he helped lead the Buckeyes to a national championship, rushing for 246 yards and four touchdowns in the championship game. In 2015, he was a consensus All-American and won the prestigious Doak Walker Award, given to the best running back in college football.
His stellar play led to Dallas Cowboys taking him with the fourth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
He was a good player for the team until they paid him a ton of money. He has yet to find that quick burst that once made him so special.
Off the field, Elliott has been involved in several controversies, including a six-game suspension by the NFL in 2017 for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.