Cowboys Officially Bringing Back Ezekiel Elliott

After plenty of speculation about a potential reunion, Ezekiel Elliott is officially returning to the Dallas Cowboys, as first reported by NFL insiders Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport.

According to Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Wayne Star-Telegram, Elliott's deal will be a one-year, $2 million guaranteed contract. He also reported that Elliott can make up to $3 million on his deal. 
For much of this offseason, Elliott expressed interest in the possibility of returning to the Cowboys. With the Cowboys needing to improve their running game, he was seen as a clear fit on their roster. Now, he is returning to the Cowboys because of it and will look to have a bounce-back season after an underwhelming campaign with the New England Patriots. He did, however, pick up his play a bit down the stretch.

Elliott appeared in 17 games this past season with the Patriots, where he had three touchdowns, 184 rushes, and 642 rushing yards in 17 games. It was certainly a down year for the three-time Pro Bowler, but the hope is now that he will heat back up with the team he has had a plethora of success with in the past. 

Elliott spent his first seven years in the NFL with the Cowboys, where he was one of the game's best running backs. Let's see if this return to Dallas helps him heat back up from here. 

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