Cowboys Inform Ezekiel Elliott He’ll Officially Be Released

According to Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys have informed RB Ezekiel Elliott he will be released. 

Ezekiel Elliott

Rapoport confirms the move will be a June 1 cut and will become official this afternoon. Per Over The Cap, Dallas will save $10.9 million in cap space and still have $5.8 million in dead money. 

The former No. 4 pick will now be a free agent and look to continue his career elsewhere. 

Elliott, 27, was taken with the No. 4 overall pick by the Cowboys back in 2016. He signed a four-year rookie contract worth $24,956,342, which included a signing bonus of $16,350,068.

Elliott was set to make a base salary of $3.85 million for the 2019 season and another $9.1 million in 2020 under the fifth-year option when he elected to hold out for a new deal in 2019. Dallas eventually re-signed him to a six-year, $90 million extension that included $50 million guaranteed. 

In 2022, Elliott appeared in 15 games for the Cowboys and rushed for 876 yards on 231 carries (3.8 YPC) and 12 touchdowns.

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