The Dallas Cowboys are officially moving on from running back Ezekiel Elliott after the team decided to cut him from the roster. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made the news official in a statement.
“We have mutually agreed with Zeke that the best decision for everyone is that he will be able to experience free agency, and we can increase our flexibility and options as well,” Jones said.
Cutting Elliott marks the end of an era for the Cowboys’ offense.
Robert Griffin III knows who the Cowboys should choose in the upcoming NFL Draft to replace him.
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“Now all the Cowboys have to do is draft Bijan Robinson,” Griffin said.
Elliott starred for Dallas in the early years of his career after getting drafted fourth overall out of Ohio State. His impact was immediate as he led the league in rushing yards (1,631) his rookie season and helped fellow rookie Dak Prescott lead the Cowboys to an NFC East division title. He would be suspended for the first six games of 2017 after a woman accused him of domestic violence while at Ohio State.
Elliott’s production slipped in 2020 and then into his final two seasons with Dallas.
As a Texas Longhorn, Robinson rushed for 1,580 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2022, earning the Doak Walker Award in the process. He ended his college career with 3,410 rushing yards and 33 touchdowns in three seasons.
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