Ezekiel Elliott Breaks Silence After Reported Cowboys Re-Signing

The Dallas Cowboys reportedly brought back an old friend to the offense after not doing anything in free agency to address the position.
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After weeks of rumors and reports, the Dallas Cowboys finally decided to re-sign Ezekiel Elliott on Monday. 

The idea of the Cowboys re-signing Elliott was at a fever pitch before the 2024 NFL Draft as Dallas didn’t do much of anything in free agency to address the position after seeing Tony Pollard sign a three-year deal with the Tennessee Titans.

Most Cowboys fans thought the team would take a running back in the draft, but that wasn’t the case, leading to Jerry Jones and co. welcoming Elliott back to Dallas. 

The former first-round pick responded to the report of him signing back with Dallas on Twitter, putting the eyes emoji.

The 28-year-old Elliott spent the 2023 season with the New England Patriots after being with the Cowboys for the first seven years of his career. Elliott didn’t look like the same running back we saw with the Cowboys last season in New England.

Elliott posted 642 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 184 carries. However, he was a factor in the passing game, adding 51 receptions (65 targets) for 313 yards and two touchdowns. 

Even though the veteran running back averaged a career-worst 3.5 yards per carry last season, the Cowboys believe he has something left in the tank in 2024. In his last season with Dallas (2022), the former Ohio State standout produced 876 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns as he shared snaps with Pollard.

Elliott joins a crowded running back room in Dallas that features Rico Dowdle, Deuce Vaughn, Royce Freeman, and Nathaniel Peat, whom the team signed as an undrafted free agent.

The Cowboys hope Elliott can bring a spark back to the backfield as they will need him to be the bell cow if they want to win the NFC East for the third time in the last four years.

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