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Replacement for Ezekiel Elliott just became available for Dallas Cowboys

Should Jerry bring him in?

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Would this be the adequate replacement for now-former Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott?

The Minnesota Vikings made the call earlier this week to release running back Dalvin Cook, the four-time Pro Bowler who has racked up 1,500 career touches.

The 27 year old Cook has also surpassed 5000 yards over his past four seasons. Is there a reason why the Cowboys shouldn't come calling? 

According to, there's real potential for Cook to be a good fit with the Cowboys. Take a look at their reasoning: 

"The Cowboys always seem to be part of the conversation when higher-profile veterans hit the market at this time of year, but this wouldn’t be a case of willy-nilly dot connecting. Dallas arguably does have a need in the backfield, even after Tony Pollard’s breakout season and franchise-tag signing this offseason. Pollard’s role shouldn’t be reduced if he’s healthy; if anything, it should be expanded. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t carries to be divvied up elsewhere. Releasing Ezekiel Elliott means that someone could be in line to scoop up some or all of his 248 touches from a year ago, and it’s hard to imagine Pollard taking a huge chunk of that at 209 pounds."

"Right now, the best options to play alongside Pollard in the backfield include Malik Davis (38 career carries), former second-rounder Ronald Jones (only 17 carries last season), Rico Dowdle (seven career carries) and rookie Deuce Vaughn, a sixth-rounder who checks in at 176 pounds. Plus, there has been some buzz that the Cowboys are open to bringing back Elliott."