5 major takeaways from Cowboys unpredictable 2023 NFL Draft
By Jerry Trotta
2. Ezekiel Elliott reunion isn't dead yet
Last week, Dak Prescott loudly advocated for Dallas to re-sign Elliott, one of his closest friends on the team. That was always going to hinge on what the Cowboys did (or didn't do) in the NFL Draft. Incredibly, it took until the end of the sixth round for them to take a running back, Kansas State's Deuce Vaughn.
That speaks to their confidence in Tony Pollard (and his recovery) and potentially the spark Ronald Jones, Rico Dowdle and Malik Davis can offer as backups. Either way, the possibility of an Elliott reunion is alive and well following the draft. The selection of Vaughn doesn't change that, and Jerry Jones himself even admitted it post-draft.
If you told us that before the draft -- or even minutes after Zeke got released in March -- we would have called you crazy. That speaks to the unpredictable nature of the draft and how the Cowboys' war room operates.
We wouldn't bet on Elliott returning to Dallas, but fans -- and Prescott -- can at least cling to the hope that it's still within the realm of possibility.
Who would've thought?