The sacking of Ezekiel Elliott by the Dallas Cowboys is not just hitting the running back, his long-time quarterback Dak Prescott is also hurting and admits it emotionally.
This dismissal really hurts Dak Prescott.
After the Dallas Cowboys announced they were parting ways with their longtime star running back Ezekiel Elliott, quarterback Prescott vented his feelings.
“It’s tough,” he explained in an interview with The Athletic, “It’s really, really tough to play this game without my brother. We started our NFL careers together, share so many memories, grew as men in this franchise. I just can’t imagine being on the field without him. It’s something I don’t know if I’ve fully grasped yet.”
He continued, “Of course I’ve talked to him. I am hurt. I’m sure he is too. But for me it’s more important that I can support him. I know he’s going to get a lot more opportunities. I love this guy and I’m so proud of him. I’ll always be his biggest supporter no matter what. “
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Big change for the Cowboys
Big change has come to the Cowboys in recent years. From the squad in 2020 when head coach Mike McCarthy was hired, only ten players remain. “When I hear how much the tide has turned, ten is a big number at this point,” Prescott commented, “I didn’t see it coming, but it’s part of the business.”
What hurts the playmaker the most is that many close friends and good teammates are leaving, yet the franchise still couldn’t win a championship. “Change is good. I’ve always said that. But it’s hard for me to see it that way at this moment,” Prescott admitted.
Elliott was drafted by the Cowboys at number four in 2016 and Prescott joined the team with the 135th pick. With veteran playmakers Tony Romo and Kellen Moore injured, he surprisingly became a regular and shaped an era with Elliott. After seven years, their time together is now over.