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Reasons for the Cowboys to consider re-signing running back Ezekiel Elliott

Why the Cowboys should bring back RB Ezekiel Elliott

The Dallas Cowboys and former running back Ezekiel Elliott have a “mutual interest” in reuniting this offseason, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

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With that in mind, here are three reasons why bringing Elliott back would be a good move for the Cowboys.


friendliness After seven seasons wearing the legendary Cowboys star, it never seemed right to see Elliott donning the New England Patriots helmet during the 2023 season.

The Cowboys could right the wrong by bringing the 28-year-old back home to where he should have finished his NFL career in style.

Since he has only been away for a year, much of the team remains the same, including players and staff.

Most importantly, Elliott already has a relationship with quarterback Dak Prescott, who he described as a brother and “best friend” after the Cowboys released the former first-round pick last offseason. I was calling.

Other than Elliott being No. 1 again, it’s hard to find any negatives in his return to Arlington.
Signing Elliott won’t stop the Cowboys from drafting running backs.


The Cowboys have seven picks in this year’s NFL Draft and will likely invest one of those picks on a running back even if Elliott returns.

Dallas could fill other needed positions first, but could find a potential starter as early as the third round or later.

The four running backs currently on the roster have just 56 carries combined, so the Cowboys will inevitably have to pick up the position.

Why not Beginner with Elliot?
Dallas could target Trey Benson (Florida State), Braylon Allen (Wisconsin), Tyron Tracy Jr. (Purdue) and Jalen Wright (Tennessee) in the draft.


Elliott may still have something left in the tank. Other than an 80-yard shot against the New York Jets in Week 3, Elliott got off to a slow start with the Patriots.

In his first nine games, he averaged just 30 yards per game on eight carries and two receptions. It wasn’t a dramatic increase, but it did improve over time.

Over the last eight games, Elliott has rushed more out of the backfield (14 yards) and averaged more yards per game (46).

He’s now more involved in the passing game, scoring two receiving touchdowns (one shy of his career high) and averaging five receptions for 30 yards.

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Elliott could be a positive contributor alongside a rookie back if the Cowboys don’t ask him to carry the load.

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