This is the time of year when NFL teams across the league make major changes to their rosters.
With that said, the Dallas Cowboys are reportedly aiming to make another big move. This time around, it involves Ezekiel Elliott.
According to Clarence Hill Jr., “the Cowboys are set to part ways with the two-time NFL rushing champ and the running back is preparing to start fresh with a new team.”
So, there you have it. The Cowboys are aiming to move on from Ezekiel Elliott even though many speculated he may restructure his contract.
This might just be the best move for Dallas, as the team will gain a ton of cap space in return for releasing Elliott.
With Tony Pollard on the roster, along with a strong rookie running back class, this offense likely won’t miss Ezekiel Elliott much moving forward.
The former first-round pick had career lows last season, after accumulating just 876 yards. Even so, he was able to score plenty for the Cowboys, as he found pay dirt 12 times throughout the 2022 season.
Having said that, the free agency pool becomes a bit more interesting once the release is finalized.
Perhaps Elliott could sign with another playoff contender in need of a red-zone threat. We’ll see how it plays out, but it’s hard to imagine nobody being interested in the veteran running back.
On the other hand, the Cowboys will have more cap space to spend elsewhere. After trading for Stephon Gilmore on Tuesday, Dallas sure seems interested in making big moves.