Before signing with the New England Patriots this summer after a lot of speculation about his next team, veteran running back Ezekiel Elliott had played his entire NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys and put together quite a resume in the process.
Even though it seemed as though he would end up back with the Cowboys after the team released him during the offseason, Dallas chose not to go in that direction and ultimately stuck with Pro Bowler Tony Pollard and other backs they had brought in.
This led to Elliott getting a shot at a second chance with the Patriots, which seemed like a good fit for the veteran back, as he could play behind led back Rhamondre Stevenson and play a similar role to the one he played with the Cowboys last season behind Pollard.
So far, Elliott hasn’t had much success in New England but is coming off his best game yet, with 80 rushing yards on 16 attempts.
In Week 4, Elliott will face his former team for the first time and talked about how he wants his time with the Cowboys to be remembered, according to Jon Machota of The Athletic.
Patriots RB Ezekiel Elliott on how he wants his time with the Dallas Cowboys to be remembered: “Obviously everyone wants their legacy with a team to be what they did on the field. I think I accomplished a lot on the field when I was in Dallas. But I want my legacy to also be what…
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 27, 2023
Elliott wants to be remembered for what he did off the field in Dallas as well as what he did on it as a three-time Pro Bowler for America’s Team.
In Week 4, the showdown between the Cowboys and Patriots will be crucial for both teams, as New England wants to win their second straight game while Dallas wants to bounce back from a very disappointing loss to the Arizona Cardinals.NEXT: Mike McCarthy Addresses Trey Lance's Development With Cowboys