Ezekiel Elliott’s offseason has been eerily quiet. That is exactly what the Cowboys needed after last year’s roller coaster of a season.
Entering the league as the fourth-overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, running back Ezekiel Elliott was one hot commodity. The entire state of Texas saw a young star blossom and he really took the entire league by storm. In his first year in the league, Elliott led the NFL in rushing with 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns. Elliott’s 2016 season was one of the most dominant performances from a first-year running back the league has ever seen.
In 2017, things changed drastically. On the field, Elliott was still showing he was one of the best running backs in the game, but after the domestic violence allegations, the St. Patricks Day situation, and reports of Elliott striking a man at a DFW bar, there was a sense of panic surrounding the Cowboys star running back and the decisions he was making off the field.