Ex-Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott sends a STERN message to Dallas before facing them on Sunday night
Ezekiel Elliott was drafted in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Ezekiel Elliott in Patriots uniform (L) and Ezekiel Elliott in Cowboys uniform (R) (via Imago)
Ezekiel Elliott signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots in August this year. He spent his first seven seasons in Dallas with the Dallas Cowboys. He will now return to Dallas for the first time as a Patriot to play his former team. Elliott had his best game as a Patriot against the New York Jets on Sunday garnering 80 yards on 16 carries, helping his team win the game 15-10.
Through three weeks this season, Elliott has 122 yards on 28 carries, averaging 4.4 yards per carry. He was asked about facing his former team next weekend at the AT&T Stadium. Elliott said he was excited to go back to his ”offseason home.” He also added that it would be “fun” to play his former team in Dallas.
“It’s going to be fun. I’m excited to go back to Dallas, a place where I have so much history, my home in the offseason,” Elliott said after the Jets game. “It will be cool to get back in AT&T [Stadium].” Elliott also opened up about his departure from the Cowboys earlier this year. “I was definitely disappointed but everything happens for a reason,” he said . “God has his plan for us. I’m excited for this next chapter in my life. I’m excited to be a Patriot, I’m excited to go chase a Super Bowl here.”
Elliott was drafted fourth overall by the Cowboys in the 2016 NFL Draft. He was a three-time Pro Bowler during his time with the Dallas-based team and was one of the best running backs in the NFL in the late 2010s. He had a phenomenal rookie campaign, rushing for 1,631 yards and was named in the All-Rookie team.
Bill Belichick impressed with Ezekiel Elliott’s performance against the Jets
Ezekiel Elliott had his best game yet for the New England Patriots after signing for them earlier this year. He ran for 80 yards on 16 carries and helped the Pats get a hard-fought win against the New York Jets on Sunday. Pats HC Bill Belichick was impressed by Elliott’s performance.
“We’re getting a little bit of a feel for some of the things with him and vice versa,” he said after the game. “I thought he had a couple real good runs, thought he did a nice job getting his pads down, got some tough yards, and his vision was good on a couple cutback plays.”
The Patriots will head to Dallas to play the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Elliott will face his former team and will hope to continue his improved play against them. The Cowboys on the other hand lost their game on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals and will look to get back on track next weekend against the Patriots.
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