Ezekiel Elliott’s time with the Dallas Cowboys came to an end after the team released him after seven seasons with the franchise.
During a previous episode of FS1’s Undisputed, Fox Sports’ Skip Bayless, a known Cowboys fan, was pretty harsh about what happened with Ezekiel during his final few seasons after he got paid. He said, “From the moment Zeke got his money, it was a meteoric fall.”
He would then get on his Twitter account and add even more commentary about Zeke.
“In my career, I have never seen a running back hit the wall even harder than he used to hit the hole,” Bayless tweeted. “He got his money and he hit the wall.”
Jerry Jones said he would like to find a way to keep both Pollard and Elliott at the NFL Combine last month, but it was clear it was time for both sides to move on.
The former No. 4 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft was set to earn $16.4 million. Cutting Elliott saves the Cowboys $4.86 million.
Elliott signed a six-year, $90 million contract in 2019, and his decline started almost immediately.
Elliott posted multiple career lows last season, with 876 yards and 3.9 per carry. Tony Pollard emerged as the Cowboys’ primary running back. The team tagged him at $10.09 million after a season in which he posted career highs with 1,007 yards and nine touchdowns.
Elliott ends his time in a Cowboys uniform with 8,262 rushing yards, 68 rushing touchdowns, and 80 total touchdowns. He ranks third in all three categories behind Emmitt Smith and Tony Dorsett.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.