Ezekiel Elliot was not at his best last season and this was quite evident as the Dallas Cowboys starlet posted career-low numbers.
The 25-year-old rushed for 979 yards and six touchdowns in 15 games. Continous injuries to Elliott and the Cowboys offensive line last season hurt their campaign too.
The absence of Prescott too dented their hopes to make it big after the QB suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Week 5.
The NFL juggernauts are now hoping that Elliot returns with his A-game in 2021. The Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is confident that Elliot will end his form slump as the footballer is working hard to get back into form.
In a recent interview, Prescott stated: “Zeke looks great. He’s in the best shape of his life. Looking fast. Everybody’s seen the clips of him working out independently with his running back coach. His cuts, just how explosive he is. Excited to have a full year with him again and getting him healthy throughout the whole season.”
In the last few seasons, Elliott has shown how important he is to the Cowboys squad. He has helped the side conquer the NFC East in the two seasons.
While anchoring Dallas to wins, he led the NFL in rushing. Moreover, his threat on the ground has brought a positive change in Prescott as a passer as well.
“When Zeke’s healthy and Zeke’s doing his thing, he’s the best running back in the league. It’s just exciting to see him in the best shape of his life, or best shape he’s been in the NFL. That’s going to be special for us moving forward,” Prescott added.
In 2021, Elliot will enter his sixth NFL season. His recent videos on social media have shown that Elliot is determined to elevate his skills and fitness to a new level.
Backup RB Tony Pollard has said: “He’s definitely been locked in. I can tell he’s taking the right step forward this offseason, getting his diet right and getting in shape. Me and him, you know, we worked out a lot of times during the offseason. So, we’re both locked in this offseason getting ready.”
In a separate development, Kansas City Chief’s RB Le’Veon Bell has said that he won’t be returning to the reigning AFC champs.
“I’ll never play for Andy Reid again…I’d retire first. Ain’t no more finessing me with lies and (expletive) just to get me to sign with the team. No more rushed decisions on my end, period,” Bell wrote in a series of Instagram comments
The free-agent RB has not revealed his potential destination as well. While answering a question on Twitter, the former All-Pro said that he will sign for a new side when he’s ready.
Nonetheless, his recent performances haven’t been as stellar as they once were and that means that Bell’s market looks to be limited as it is.