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Do Cowboys Roster Cuts Signal An Ezekiel Elliott Deal Is Close?

With the coming to a close on Thursday, nearly half of the the carried during those four games saw their time with the team end over the weekend. With final cuts made, we now know who will be playing where when the Giants come to town next Sunday.

There were, as usual, some surprise moves made. Many expected that Dallas would carry three traditional running backs, in addition to on their final 53 man roster. Instead, neither , , nor made the final cut, as each was waived on Saturday afternoon.

This leaves just Tony Pollard and veteran to hold down the fort at running back.

Oh, and yeah, that Ezekiel Elliott guy. The All Pro worthy running back who is currently holding out for a new contract from Dallas. Zeke doesn’t count against the Cowboys’ roster just yet as he has not reported to the team, but Dallas deciding to go so light at the position could signal his arrival will come sooner rather than later.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported this weekend that talks between the Cowboys and Elliott were “intensifying,” which gave all of some serious hope that a deal would get done. Still, outside of that one single , there hasn’t been much movement on a deal as of late.

If Dallas needed to play their season opener today, they’d do so with just 2 running backs. One of them being a rookie who saw a pretty limited role in college, and may not be able to withstand the punishment that the Cowboys gameplan often puts Elliott through.

Maybe this means the Cowboys completely trust Tony Pollard. Maybe it means they are nearing a deal with Ezekiel Elliott. Or maybe it means is going to let sling it on Sunday.

should hope it’s a combination of all three.

What do you think?

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Written by Kevin Brady

Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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