Ezekiel Elliott on way out from Cowboys
What it means:
The Dallas Cowboys are releasing running back Ezekiel Elliott. Elliott will be designated as a post-June 1 release. He failed to reach 1,000 scrimmage yards for the first time in his career last season and is turning 28 in July. Tony Pollard is expected to operate as the Cowboys' workhorse next season if he makes a full recovery from the leg injury he sustained in the playoffs. Malik Davis is the only other back on the roster, so Dallas will likely add via the draft and/or free agency. Zeke rushed for a career-low 3.8 yards per carry in 2022 and only five of his 231 attempts went for 20-plus yards. Among the 67 running backs with at least 50 carries last year, Elliott was 35th in Rushing Net Expected Points per carry (0.03).