Cowboys officially release RB Ezekiel Elliott after 7 seasons
The Dallas Cowboys have officially released running back Ezekiel Elliott after seven seasons with the team.
Elliott was a standout player for the Cowboys, leading the NFL in rushing yards during his rookie season.
However, his performance declined in recent years, and the team decided it was time to move on.
Elliott signed a six-year, $90 million contract extension in 2019, making him one of the highest-paid running backs in the league.
But injuries and off-the-field issues have hindered his productivity, and the Cowboys needed to make tough decisions to improve their roster.
The move will free up over $9 million in salary cap space for the Cowboys, giving them more flexibility in free agency.
The team is expected to look for a replacement for Elliott, possibly in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Elliott's departure marks the end of an era for the Cowboys, who relied on him heavily for several years.
It remains to be seen where Elliott will land next, but his talent and experience make him an attractive option for many teams.
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