The Dallas Cowboys welcome back running back Ezekiel Elliott after a lengthy holdout. Here’s some of the best fan reaction to the news.
On Wednesday morning it was announced that the Dallas Cowboys and fourth-year running back Ezekiel Elliott had agreed to a contract extension, ending Zeke’s lengthy holdout that forced him to miss training camp and the preseason. The new deal adds six-years and $90 million to Elliott’s remaining two-year rookie contract, making him a Cowboy through 2026.
With the Cowboys’ regular-season opener against the New York Giants only five-days away, both the Dallas brass and Elliott’s representatives pressed to get a deal done this week. And now the Cowboys will have the services of the NFL’s two-time leading rusher against a divisional foe to start the season.
As you can imagine, the news of Elliott’s return to the Cowboys was celebrated by fans across social media. Below we’ve gathered some of the best reactions from Twitter following the big news.
Having Ezekiel Elliott in the backfield will certainly increase the odds the Dallas Cowboys can finally make it over their Divisional Round obstacle in the playoffs and reach the Super Bowl for the first time since 1996.
Elliott has led the NFL in rushing yards for two of his first three seasons in the league. The fourth overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft, Zeke rushed for a whopping 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns on an NFL-leading 322 carries as a rookie.
A six-game suspension would hinder Elliott from repeating that feat in 2017, but the 24-year old rebounded last year to record 1,434 rushing yards and six scores. He also added another layer to his game posting a career-high 77 receptions for 567 yards and three touchdowns through the air.
How do you feel about the return of Ezekiel Elliott to the Dallas Cowboys? And what do you think about his new six-year, $90 million contract extension? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.