The NFL Draft came to an end and the Dallas Cowboys selected an exciting rookie running back late in the draft.
However, it sounds like Jerry Jones might consider bringing in another running back through free agency to strengthen the group even more so.
According to Jon Machota, Jones isn’t ruling out the possibility of re-signing Ezekiel Elliott to the Cowboys. Here’s what he had to say about the situation after the draft.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on possibly trying to re-sign Ezekiel Elliott: “The ship hasn’t sailed there. We haven’t made a decision at all. As far as our interest in Zeke, nothing we did today changes that. I haven’t ruled out Zeke.”
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) April 29, 2023
To be honest, it might not be a bad idea. Tony Pollard is recovering from a knee injury. Meanwhile, Malik Davis is unproven, even though he looked solid with his opportunities last season.
Additionally, the rookie running back the Cowboys just acquired, Deuce Vaughn, was acquired extremely late in the draft. So it’s hard to imagine he earns much playing time in year one.
For that reason, Jerry Jones not closing the book on an Ezekiel Elliott return makes sense.
At the very least, he can serve as a solid option in the red zone. Additionally, if Tony Pollard misses any time, things could get interesting in Dallas.
We’ll have to wait and see how it plays out. Ezekiel Elliott may receive more attention now that the NFL Draft is complete.
Any teams who could use some depth at the position could call up the veteran running back. Especially considering he’ll be a cheaper acquisition than someone like Dalvin Cook.
With that said, keep a close eye on Jerry Jones and Ezekiel Elliott. Perhaps a Cowboys reunion is in play.