When Dak Prescott went down for the year in 2020, running back Ezekiel Elliott did not step up in the way the team thought he would. In fact, Zeke kept fumbling the ball and not doing much of anything on the ground, which led to fans wanting the team to part ways with him.
Brian Martin of InsideTheStar.com recently proposed sending the sending the three-time Pro Bowl Dallas Cowboys running back to the Jacksonville Jaguars in a mega deal.
“Urban Meyer pretty much has the flexibility to do just about anything he wants with the Jaguars this offseason. Jacksonville not only leads the league in salary-cap space at a little over $74.5 million, but also have a dozen draft picks in the 2021 NFL Draft, including two in the 1st-round, two in the 2nd, one in the 3rd, and two in the 4th. As you can see, that’s quite a bit of flexibility to work with.
With that in mind, I did a little research to see just how plausible this fantasy trade is in actuality and the ramifications for the Dallas Cowboys if it indeed comes to fruition. So, let’s pretend Jacksonville is willing to send the Cowboys their lone 3rd-round pick (65th overall) in exchange for Zeke and they accept.”
As you already know, Urban Meyer led the Buckeyes while Elliott was starring in Columbus. He even went on record to state that the Cowboys RB was his favorite Buckeyes recruit.
“I use him about every day, and not just for running back, but for every position group,” he said in 2017. “And the good news is, this last five-year run we’ve had, there’s plenty of great stories from Mike Thomas to Zeke Elliot and some others. … Joey Bosa was a little more ready-made. There’s some great storylines of guys we’ve seen develop, but Zeke might be the best of all.”
Back in 2019, Zeke holding out forced the team to shell out a six-year, $90 million extension that has not worked out for the team in terms of his production on the field.
Elliott finished the 2020 season with 979 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns to go along with 52 receptions for 338 receiving yards.