BREAKING: Dallas Cowboys Releasing Running Back

It's finally happening.

The Dallas Cowboys are releasing running back Ezekiel Elliott, according to multiple sources.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Clarence Hill Jr. reports that sources "close to the situation" said the team is parting ways with veteran Elliott.

The move, which has been rumored to be happening for months, would be a post-June 1 release, saving the Cowboys around $11 million in cap space.

His release will leave Tony Pollard alone atop the Cowboys' backfield with Malik Davis slotting in as the No. 2 RB. 

Elliott wanted to remain in Dallas, saying multiple times that he'd be willing to take a pay cut to stay with the Cowboys, however, it appears the team is moving on.

The twenty-seven-year-old Elliott had arguably one of his worst seasons this past year, rushing for 876 yards (career-low) and averaging just 3.8 yards per carry (career-low).

In addition, Elliott had just 17 receptions (career-low) for 92 yards (career-low) and zero touchdowns. He did have 12 rushing touchdowns, however, he can thank fellow RB Tony Pollard for doing the majority of the hard work.  

Over his seven-year career with Dallas, Elliott earned three Pro Bowl selections.

He's amassed 8,262 rushing yards, 2,336 receiving yards and 80 total touchdowns over all 103 career NFL games.

Still, it'll be hard for Cowboys fans to see him go, as he's long been a fantastic RB for them and has made some great memories for Dallas fans over his seven years with the team.
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