OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott knows his days as the star running back of the Dallas Cowboys could be numbered. The two-time rushing champion’s production is down and the guarantees on his $90 million extension are about to run out.
Elliott played through a partially torn knee ligament while finishing with a career-worst 59 yards per game last season.
That included just 31 yards in a wild-card loss to San Francisco for the NFC East champions. Coach Mike McCarthy says Elliott is still a “rock” for the Cowboys.