The Cowboys released Ezekiel Elliott for what reason?
By Navneet Singh
Dallas has formally released Ezekiel Elliot less than an hour before the start of the new league season.
Elliott played for the Cowboys for seven seasons and was selected as an AP All-Pro as a rookie.
Elliott has now appeared in three Pro Bowls and twice finished first in the NFL in rushing yar
Although it may come as a surprise to some, Elliott was released by the Cowboys after a disappoint
Elliott had a career-low 876 running yards and lacked the same explosion he had in the beginning of his car
The reason for Dallas choice to release a player who has been a franchise symbol for seven seasons is based onl
y on his performance.
Elliott has only gained 4.0 yards per rush on average over the previous three seasons.
development into a starting-caliber back has further exposed Elliott's decline as a runner.
During the course of his first four seasons, Pollard averaged a staggering 5.1 yards per rush for the Cowb
oys and was an explosive playmaker.
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