Former Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is linked to Buffalo Bills in latest NFL trade rumors

The Buffalo Bills are currently in a fierce battle to sign the best running back in the business, and the speculation that Ezekiel Elliott might join the team has put the fans in an exceedingly exciting position. Competition among teams for the top skills is becoming more intense as time goes on.

The Dallas Cowboys confirmed the release of veteran starting running back Ezekiel on Wednesday, saving the team approximately $11 million against the 2023 salary cap.  This led to this 27 years old RB testing the free agent market for the first time in his career.

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Elliott appeared in over 103 games with the Dallas Cowboys during the course of his first seven seasons in the NFL, rushing for 8,262 yards and 68 touchdowns.

Why did the Bills release Ezekiel Elliott?

Elliott was one of the best runners among Dallas Cowboys draft picks and became the second Cowboys rookie to carry for more than 1,000 yards in a season after Tony Dorsett did so in 1977 after doing so after the ninth game of the 2016 season. Due to allegations of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend, this elite athlete was suspended in 2017.

Since the conclusion of the 2022 season, Zeke’s future has been under question as he was unable to establish his dominance as a running back before he was made to leave this team. Elliott participated in 15 games this season but only gained 876 yards overall, a decline in his rushing efficiency.

With three Pro Bowl appearances, two NFL All-Pro selections, and a total of 1,881 carries for 8,262 yards and 68 touchdowns over the course of 103 games, this running back ends his stint with the Cowboys. 

“We have mutually agreed with Zeke that the best decision for everyone is that he will be able to experience free agency, and we can increase our flexibility and options as well. This is one of the toughest parts of operating a team,” Jones said in the statement.

As Elliott’s contract with the Cowboys was officially deemed to be over, speculation regarding the running back’s future began to circulate. Elliott served as the Cowboys’ starting running back for several seasons, albeit Tony Pollard, who had the team’s most rushing yards last year with 1,007, took over after Elliott’s worst performance in that time.

Will Elliott wind up with the Buffalo Bills?

Till now, nothing is declared by Zeke in response to his next destination, it seems the former cowboy is going to tie the knot with the Bills. 

Elliott may end up serving as an offensive weapon and enable the squad eventually win a Super Bowl, something that would be a great addition for the Bills, who have won 462 games overall. Although this RB is not in the same format as he was in the past, the Bills can benefit much from his prior success.

Now let’s see where Elliott ends up signing. Until then, stay tuned.


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