After spending his entire NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys, Ezekiel Elliott was released by the team during the offseason in somewhat of a surprising move, as he scored 12 touchdowns last season while taking a backseat to Pro Bowler Tony Pollard.
Although all signs pointed to Elliott ultimately returning to the Cowboys for the 2023 NFL season, the New England Patriots came out of nowhere and signed him to a deal so he could share the backfield with Rhamondre Stevenson.
Last week, Elliott had his best game with his new team, as he rushed for 80 yards on 16 carries in the win over the New York Jets.
Now, Elliott will head back to where it all began for him on the professional level, as the Patriots will go on the road to face the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Week 4.
Ahead of Elliott’s return to Dallas, Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones talked about the running back’s legacy with the team and went as far as to compare this reunion to when Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith returned to Dallas with the Arizona Cardinals, according to Jon Machota of The Athletic.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on @1053thefan said Ezekiel Elliott will be considered for the Cowboys Ring of Honor. He compared Elliott playing Sunday at AT&T Stadium to Emmitt Smith coming back to face the Cowboys while with the Cardinals. Jones said he was holding out hope before…
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 29, 2023
That’s a bold statement for Jones to make because even though Elliott had a solid stint with the Cowboys, which resulted in three Pro Bowl selections, he was no Smith when comparing legacies.
Even though there is no comparison to Smith, Jones clearly respected the impact that Elliott made while he was with the Cowboys and will honor him when the time comes.
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