Mike McCarthy Hints At A Potential Ezekiel Elliott Return

The rumors surrounding Ezekiel Elliott's return to Dallas are in full swing after the Cowboys head coach's latest remarks.
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The Ezekiel Elliott saga is still somehow continuing. The star running back's return to Dallas has been rumored since the start of the offseason but nothing has come to fruition yet. A day doesn't go by without Jerry Jones or another member of the Cowboys top brass signaling an Elliott return.

This time it was head coach Mike McCarthy commenting on the situation. After the Dallas Cowboys failed to add a high-end running back prospect at the 2024 NFL Draft, McCarthy addressed the team's backfield.

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According to Michael Gehlken of Dallas Morning News, McCarthy likes where the running back room is right now. Calling it a "young group with upside", the veteran head coach is betting on internal improvement from the group that includes Rico Dowdle and Deuce Vaughn.

More importantly, however, the Cowboys head coach said "It's not over", referring to potential future additions to this group.

Considering that Elliott is easily the best running back available in free agency, it's difficult to think he could be referring to someone else.

Elliott spent seven seasons in Dallas, appearing in 103 games, rushing for 8,262 yards and 68 touchdowns. He earned Pro Bowl honors three times during his time there before being released in the 2023 offseason. He later signed with the New England Patriots, where he had the worst season of his career with 3.5 yards per carry.

However, considering how big of a decline the Cowboys' running game suffered with Elliott's departure, fans would be thrilled to have their star rusher back, even if he isn't the same game-changing force he used to be earlier in his career.

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