“I haven’t ruled out Zeke”: Cowboys owner Jerry Jones keeps options open regarding star RB Ezekiel Elliott future with team

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones addressed the speculation surrounding the future of the short-yardage specialist Ezekiel Elliott with the team, citing the possibility of keeping their star running back in the franchise roster.

Elliott was selected in the first round by the Cowboys with the fourth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and was projected to be the most complete RB to enter the league since Adrian Peterson in 2007 as well as getting compared to the Indianapolis Colts veteran RB Edgerrin James in an NFL.com draft breakdown.

What did the Cowboys owner say about the comeback of Ezekiel Elliott to the franchise?

The Cowboys owner Jerry Jones discussed the possibilities of the third-best running back in franchise history by any metric Ezekiel‘s return in the wake of the NFL Draft’s conclusion on Saturday night citing he didn’t rule the RB yet.

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”, he stated.

Jones’ statement suggests the two-time NFL rushing champ could make a comeback to the Cowboys despite the other running backs already being on the roster.

Zeke’s stat proves him the worst RB in the NFL last season after finishing last in the league in yards per carry with 3.8 and only avoiding 32 tackles as well as the percentage of runs going for 10-plus yards at 7.4%, leading him to become the second-fiddle behind Tony Pollard in the Cowboys’ rushing attack.

However, except last season, the RB spent an illustrious career with the Cowboys with 8,262 rushing yards and 68 rushing touchdowns, and 80 total touchdowns, ranking third in the team’s history in all three categories behind legendary players Emmitt Smith and Tony Dorsett.

Ezekiel Elliott

While there has been speculation about his future with the Cowboys, the team owner’s comments suggest that the team is open to working out a deal to keep their veteran star in Dallas for the foreseeable future. Fans will probably be eagerly watching to see how these negotiations develop in the coming months.


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