Question 2: Will the holdout of Ezekiel Elliott be a problem?
I try to be an optimistic person. I am incredibly optimistic as it pertains to my friends. As for myself and things that matter to be, I’m not as good at being positive.
Still, I will remain positive when it comes to this situation for a few reasons.
- Elliott is a running back who has been in the system for three years. He is not going to be “rusty” and won’t “forget” the plays or the offense.
- He’s played sparingly, if at all, in previous preseasons. Unnecessary wear and tear on your running back who has 300+ rushes in two of his first seasons is plenty fine by me.
- Elliott is signed through this year and 2020. If he is not in camp by August 6, he will not accrue a year of credit towards free agency.
- In regards to his tenure with the Cowboys, Dallas really holds all the cards. Elliott will be a Cowboy for two more years and Dallas could franchise him for two more seasons after that.
Ultimately, Elliott will return prior to Week 1 when it really matters. The team will not be affected by his absence in August.