NFL rumors: How will the Dallas Cowboys replace Ezekiel Elliott?
The Dallas Cowboys released running back Ezekiel Elliott after seven season with the team. Jerry Jones thanked Elliott, who he treated like a son during his time in Dallas.
Elliott won’t be easy to replace, but Tony Pollard has largely outperformed him the last two years. Elliott’s 3.9 yards per carry was downright brutal last season, and the Cowboys need better production. He will likely sign on with another team in the coming weeks, and the Buccaneers already have interest.
On Wednesday, I theorized some Elliott replacements for Dallas to consider. Two of those replacements — Roschon Johnson and Kendre Miller — can be selected via the NFL Draft. D’Onta Foreman, meanwhile, is available in free agency and now likely to move on from the Carolina Panthers after they signed Miles Sanders.
Foreman comes at an expected cost of $3 million, per spotrac. Along with Foreman, the Cowboys could still draft a long-term replacement as well. It’s a win-win, and something Dallas should seriously consider given Foreman went to school in Texas, as well.