May 20, 2024

Mike McCarthy has outlined his plans for Ezekiel Elliott this season, emphasizing the Dallas Cowboys’ need for a solid running game.

Despite Tony Pollard showing promise in Elliott’s absence, the team opted not to retain him after he didn’t meet expectations.

While there were several options for a new lead running back, including Derrick Henry and Dalvin Cook, the Cowboys chose to bring Elliott back after his brief stint with the New England Patriots.

McCarthy expressed confidence in Elliott’s return, praising his energy, old-school approach, and positive influence in the locker room.

Mike McCarthy: Cowboys feel good about our running backs, "and it's not  over" - NBC Sports

Regarding the team’s strategy, McCarthy announced they would employ a running back by committee approach. He believes Elliott will maintain his performance level and physical condition, indicating no drop-off since his last tenure with the team.

However, despite Elliott’s return, doubts persist about the Cowboys’ running game’s ability to compete at the highest level.

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