The Dallas Cowboys have big expectations this season, but might Ezekiel Elliott hold out and derail those expectations?
The Dallas Cowboys enter the 2019 season with big plans to advance past the second round of the playoffs and make a Super Bowl run. As with all things Dallas Cowboys, nothing is ever easy with this historic franchise. And I mean nothing.
Just last season, the Cowboys started the season rocky, going 3-5 record, and trending downward. It appeared as if the entire coaching would be fired and the Cowboys would nab a top-5 draft pick in the 2019 draft.
As we all know, the Cowboys traded for talented Pro Bowl wide receiver Amari Cooper, the Dallas Cowboys rallied and finished the season 10-6. They won the NFC East, defeated the Seattle Seahawks in the playoffs, and made a valiant effort in a divisional round loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
Last season’s success and the overall talent on the roster has the Cowboys as a legit contender this season. But after hearing rumors about a holdout from Pro Bowl running back Ezekiel Elliott the out look changes. Without Zeke, expectations go from sky high to as low as the the hair follicles on my bald head.
This sad rumor reminds me of what a notorious Cowboys hater Stephen A. Smith from ESPN “First Take” always says about “America’s Team”. “The Cowboys are an accident waiting to happen.”
But are they really an accident waiting to happen? Seriously, are they?
I want to know because every time it seems as if Dallas is on the road to victory something bad happens- just like with Zeke’s holding out for a new contract. Right now Dallas is the youngest and most talented team in the entire league and they have positioned themselves to make a run to the Super Bowl.
However, Zeke deciding to holdout puts a monkey wrench in Dallas’ plans as a contender. If Zeke holds out until his contract demands are met, Dallas can no longer be considered contenders.
Now, if Zeke holds out for a few games (maybe 4-6), Dallas’ offense is more than capable of winning games without Zeke. I even wrote an article explaining how Dallas can survive without their awesome and ultra-talented running back.
Realistically, I don’t know how many games Dallas can win if Zeke decides to follow in the footsteps of New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell.
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As a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Bell missed the entire 2018 season because Bell wanted a pay raise and didn’t want to play under the franchise tag for a second consecutive year.
I hope that’s not the route that Zeke takes because this team needs him badly to make a playoff run, let alone to win it all. Yes, Zeke is the best the in the game, durable, a fantastic blocker, good receiver out of the backfield, and the engine that drives the offense. Pay the man!
Dallas needs this production. Period.
And owner and general manager Jerry Jones knows this. I believe ole Jerrah and his cheap son Stephen will find a way to pay Zeke so Dallas can reach the promised land and win a Super Bowl for the first time since 1995 (the last time I had a head full of hair on my head).
If not, then Dallas will be an accident waiting to happen.
- Published on 07/18/2019 at 12:59 PM
- Last updated at 07/18/2019 at 13:02 PM