Cowboys are releasing running back Ezekiel Elliott
The Tony Pollard era is here in Dallas.
The Cowboys are releasing longtime stalwart running back Ezekiel Elliott.
By designating Ezekiel Elliott as a post-June 1 cut, the Cowboys will save $10.9M in salary cap space with $5.8M in dead money. His contract will stay on the books until then, but he’s free to sign with a team at anytime. pic.twitter.com/bjL4V3k26x
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2023
Elliott was a first-round pick in 2016 out of Ohio State. He rushed for 1,631 yards as a rookie, leading the NFL.
Overall, he had 5 1,000-yard seasons.
Elliott rushed for 8,262 yards. He rushed for 68 touchdowns. He played in 103 games as a Cowboy, starting 102.
Pollard rushed for 1,007 yards in 2022 before suffering a knee injury that ended his season.