It’s an end of an era in Dallas.
According to Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Dallas Cowboys are set to “part ways” with Ezekiel Elliott and an official announcement is expected to come before the start of the new league year on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport confirmed the report, adding that the Cowboys would likely designate Elliott as a Post-June 1 cut. He has a $16.7 million cap hit for 2023. A Post-June 1st cut would save the team $10.9 million in salary cap space for the upcoming season.
The Cowboys selected Elliott with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft. His career accolades include three Pro Bowls, an All-Pro nod and the 2016 PFWA Rookie of the Year award.
Earlier this offseason, the Cowboys placed the franchise tag on running back Tony Pollard, who is expected to take over as the lead back in Dallas.