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Dak Prescott would 'love' to see Ezekiel Elliott return to the Dallas Cowboys

IMG_0985by:Griffin McVeigh04/18/23



When Ezekiel Elliott was cut from the Dallas Cowboys, one of the league’s biggest bromances was torn apart. Elliott and Dak Prescott were good friends both on and off the field — even having their two numbers combine to make the Dallas area code (214). Both were the faces of the franchise alongside each other for a few years as well.

However, Elliott has yet to sign a contract with a new team. There is a small possibility of him returning to the Cowboys, especially since there was no bad blood in the breakup. Prescott is wanting to get back together with his old pal. He claims to not be the only one either.

“That sure would be nice,” Prescott said via The Adam Schefter Podcast. “There are a lot of people not only on the team but in the organization that would love that. I’m sure Zeke would as well. … Hopefully that could happen.”

The Cowboys was making a predominantly financial decision when letting go of Elliott. They can save as much as $11 million in cap room if they got rid of the contract. Add in the franchise tag being placed on Tony Pollard and the decision was an easy one for Dallas — even if there were non-football feelings playing a factor.

According to a late March report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, three teams were in the running for Elliott. One will raise eyebrows in Dallas — the Philadelphia Eagles — while the New York Jets and Cincinnati Bengals were looking to add the veteran.

Those in Dallas want him to come back home and continue to have a star on his helmet. If a reunion is on deck, we will likely have to wait until after the 2023 NFL Draft.

Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott carry a ton of history

Owner/general manager Jerry Jones drafted Prescott and Elliott in the same class. Elliott was the fourth overall pick and was expected to immediately make an impact in the NFL. Nobody knew Prescott would even play a competitive snap in a Cowboys uniform, only taking over as the starter due to Tony Romo and Kellen Moore injuries.

Until the past season, Dallas constructed their offense around the two stars. None were better than their rookie seasons when both received MVP votes and finished first and second in Offensive Rookie of the Year. We likely will never see that level from Elliott again but at the very least, Prescott wants him around the locker room moving forward.