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Mike McCarthy sounds off on Ezekiel Elliott's return

Zeke is back with the Cowboys!

Michael W.

The Dallas Cowboys made the decision to welcome back an old friend, bringing back running back Ezekiel Elliott for a 7th season with the team after they parted ways with him before last season; he spent the 2023 campaign playing with the New England Patriots.

For Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy, he dropped quite the line about the return of the fan favorite.

“He’s an old school guy," McCarthy said. "He’ll go up and smack a 60-year-old man in the ass and it hurts. It’s those kinds of things that you just enjoy him — not that I enjoy getting smacked in the ass.”

Meanwhile, the Cowboys have begun their two-day minicamp for rookies, and McCarthy is liking what he sees so far. 

"The work on the field was impressive," McCarthy said. "We feel like we say "this is the best group we've ever had' every year. I think the quality of work we've been able to get done since the draft to (now) … kudos to the coaches and players because it definitely showed up today. I'm very impressed with this group. They made a very strong first impression."

"They've made a huge first impression on everybody and I've talked to everybody," McCarthy said in his press conference. "I've talked to the people that picked them up from the airport. I've talked to people who dropped them off at the hotel. They're always getting evaluated. It's important. There is so much out there on culture. Culture never stays the same. Their responsibility is to come in and help us advance our culture. They've made a huge impression today for Day 1. Hopefully they stay above standard tomorrow."

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