The Dallas Cowboys have added to their backfield in the post-Ezekiel Elliott era. The Cowboys agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Ronald Jones.
Now it begs the question of where Zeke will end up.
One former NFL executive says he would sign free agent running back Ezekiel Elliott, but it would have to come under one condition. On an episode of The GM Shuffle podcast, former NFL executive Mike Lombardi stated he would only welcome Elliott on his team for the player he is now, and not what he used to be.
“You can’t pay for a player that was once good,” Lombardi said. “I would love to have Zeke on my team because I think Zeke’s a great leader. He’s just not an elite player.”
Lombardi said Zeke would have to get a deal that is in line with his current value.
“I’d love to have Ezekiel Elliott on my team, but NFL teams have to pay him for the player he is now – not who he once was,” Lombardi tweeted. “If you give him a ‘Remember when?’ deal, you’ll be out of a job.
The Cowboys released Elliott on March 15 after seven seasons with the organization. The two-time All-Pro was a top-four pick for Dallas in the 2016 NFL draft out of Ohio State and became an instant star.
Last season he rushed for a career-low 876 yards and 12 touchdowns. Through the air, he caught 17 passes for 92 yards, both career-worst marks.
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