The Dallas Cowboys, among other teams across the NFL, decided not to move forward with one of their star running backs.
They released Ezekiel Elliott, officially rendering him a free agent.
There has been league-wide speculation about what Elliott’s next landing spot might be, and some have even suggested that he’ll end back up with the Cowboys.
Despite many analysts wondering if Elliott will return to the Cowboys, in a recent segment of ‘Speak’ on FS1, LeSean McCoy shut those rumors down.
“You can’t be the face of the franchise,” McCoy said, “leave, get cut, and then come back to be the backup.”
— Speak (@SpeakOnFS1) July 31, 2023
As McCoy states, Elliott was a major cornerstone of this franchise for seven seasons.
He was a true definition of a workhorse back when he was on the field and made an immediate impact on the organization.
Had Prescott not also been a rookie in 2016, Elliott was a likely shoo-in for the Rookie of the Year Award, as he was given a first-team All-Pro nod.
Regardless of Elliott’s on-field prowess, the Cowboys did what they thought was best, franchise-tagging Tony Pollard and dumping Elliott.
As McCoy alluded, he can’t return to an organization that turned on him.
If he truly doesn’t want to return to the Cowboys, that limits Elliott’s options.
He has been rumored to several teams throughout the offseason, including the New England Patriots.
To this point, however, a deal has not been struck.
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