The Dallas Cowboys are expected to cut ties with running back Ezekiel Elliott on Wednesday afternoon. Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram broke the news earlier today.
“Per a source close to the situation, the Cowboys are set to part ways with the two-time NFL rushing champ and the running back is preparing to start fresh with a new team,” Hill Jr. reports.
“The move could come as soon as Wednesday afternoon when the league’s 2023 calendar officially begins at 3 p.m. and teams are required to be under the salary cap.”
Elliott has spent each of his seven seasons in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys. Since he made the jump from Colombus to Dallas, he has rushed for 8,262 yards and 68 touchdowns. He has earned one All-Pro selection, three appearances in the Pro Bowl and a top-three finish in MVP voting.
After leading the league in rushing two of his first three seasons in the NFL, Elliott’s carries per season, average yards per rush and rushing yards per game have declined. He has also suffered injuries to his calf, knee and ribs throughout the last three years.
At approximately 3 p.m. EST, the Cowboys will have the opportunity to begin the next chapter of his career with a new team.