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  • Will the Cowboys bring back Ezekiel Elliott? Fantasy Football Outlook

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    The Dallas Cowboys released running back Ezekiel Elliott this offseason after a disappointing 2022 year. The veteran back finished the season with a career-low 231 carries and 876 yards in 15 games. Elliott did rush for 12 touchdowns (tied for the second most of his career in a season) but averaged a mere 3.79 yards per carry. The release was expected because of the Cowboys' cap situation and the running back's season. Dallas saved more than $10.9 million towards their cap space in 2023, and the move opened the door for Tony Pollard to be the new RB1 in the offense. But is a reunion in the works to bring Elliott back? What would his fantasy outlook look like back in Dallas? Owner Jerry Jones has not ruled out bringing back Elliott for the 2023 season. On Monday, Jones met with reporters and reiterated that he hasn't closed the door on a possible reunion with the former All-Pro back. Elliott still remains a free agent and has yet to find a new home following his release in March. Shortly after being cut, the 27-year-old running shared a wish list of teams he would love to go to: Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, and Philadelphia Eagles. But all three teams seem content with their current running back group. The return of Elliott to Dallas makes a lot of sense for the Cowboys. The team lacks a power runner behind Pollard. Malik Davis, Ronald Jones, and Deuce Vaughn all lack size. The team could roll with undrafted rookie fullback Hunter Luepke, but bringing back a veteran like Elliott, on a cheaper one-year deal, could help big time. If the Cowboys bring back Elliott, he could be a solid weekly flex play with RB2 upside in 2023. He put together the worst fantasy football season of his career last season. However, he was still inserted in fantasy lineups almost every week, finishing as the RB22 in PPR formats. Elliott had 10 double-digit performances, averaged 12.39 fantasy points per game, and scored a touchdown in nine straight games he played in from Week 6 to Week 17. With Pollard locked in as the RB1, Elliott would complement him in short-yard and goal-to-go situations -- similar to how he did in 2022. He might take on a slighter workload in Dallas this year. But in a high-scoring Cowboys offense, he should be a touchdown machine again and provide weekly flex numbers, if he were to re-sign with them.

    Jun 7 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott Ronald Jones Tony Pollard
  • Latest On Cowboys RB Tony Pollard

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    Tony Pollard suffered a broken leg back in January, putting the start to his 2023 campaign in doubt. However, the running back told reporters today that he’s ahead of schedule with his rehab and is aiming to be back on the field for the starting of training camp. “Right now, I’m feeling really good about […]

    Jun 2 · Pro Football Rumors Dallas Cowboys Malik Davis Rico Dowdle Ezekiel Elliott Ronald Jones Tony Pollard Deuce Vaughn
  • Tony Pollard Plans To Be Ready For Training Camp

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    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard (ankle) said he's ahead of schedule in his rehab, and his plan is to be ready for the start of training camp at the end of July. Pollard suffered a high-ankle sprain and broken fibula in his left leg in the postseason earlier this year, but he was limited in organized team activities last week and is making great progress in his recovery this offseason. It remains to be seen if he'll be back to full speed for Week 1 of the regular season, but with Ezekiel Elliott out of the picture in Dallas, Pollard will enter the 2023 campaign as the unquestioned lead back for the Cowboys. The 26-year-old isn't in the elite tier of high-end RB1s in fantasy, but he's just below them and should be considered a top-10 RB despite coming off a serious injury.

    Jun 1 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Tony Pollard One Of The Most Explosive Running Backs

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    Despite splitting carries with veteran Ezekiel Elliott last year, Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard proved to be one of the most explosive ball-carriers in the league. He had 31 runs of 10-plus yards, including 15 gains of 10-plus rush yards over expected. Pollard's top speed didn't make a huge difference in his explosive score, but his 43 runs at 15-plus mph showed his playmaking ability and helped him finish with 1,007 yards on just 193 carries (5.2 yards per attempt). The 26-year-old suffered a devastating leg injury in the postseason, so his only question heading into the 2023 season is how long it will take him to get back to full speed? Despite the injury concerns, Pollard should be drafted as at least a midrange RB1 in fantasy.

    May 31 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Tony Pollard Taking Part In OTAs

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    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard (ankle, leg) has been able to take part in the team's reduced-tempo organized team activities this week, according to head coach Mike McCarthy. Pollard suffered a fractured fibula in the Jan. 22 playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers and continues to work his way back to full strength. The 26-year-old also had tightrope surgery on a high-ankle sprain in his left leg, so his recovery will be something to watch through training camp this summer. Barring any setbacks, he should be ready for Week 1 as Dallas' primary running back after breaking out in 2022 with his first 1,000-yard rushing season and 12 total touchdowns in 16 regular season games. As long as he's healthy, Pollard has RB1 fantasy upside in 2023.

    May 25 · Source via Dallas Cowboys Tony Pollard
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