Cowboys legend Emmitt Smith slams his ex-team for decision to cut Ezekiel Elliott
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Dallas Cowboys legend Emmitt Smith wasn't really impressed with the Cowboys' tribute to Ezekiel Elliott. Last week, the Cowboys decided to cut Elliott. Elliott, who was the fourth overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft, spent the first seven years of his career in Dallas.
"So many memories made and we’ll cherish every one of them," the Cowboys posted.
Emmitt Smith commented on a Dallas Cowboys Instagram post that was acknowledging Ezekiel Elliott’s career and was clearly upset about the decision to release him.
“This is why, the NFL stands for not the law.
Everybody else go get your money because they have no love for you”. pic.twitter.com/cYOXtRjqBL — RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) March 17, 2023
Smith calls out the Cowboys after the Elliott release
Smith, who won three Super Bowls with the Cowboys, wasn't really a fan of how the Cowboys handled the Elliott situation.
"Wow, this is amazing to me. Our starting running back is gone, and his backup has a broken leg? The NFL stands for not for long. Everyone else, go get your money because they have no love for you. Thank you Z for giving everything you have including [playing] injured all of last year," Smith wrote in the comment section.
Elliott enjoyed an impressive rookie season in 2016 but since then his numbers have been declining. In 2016, the Cowboys drafted Elliott and quarterback Dak Prescott. After the news of Elliott's release, Prescott admitted he was hurt to see his long-time teammate being gone.
“It’s tough. It really is. It’s tough. Playing the game with a brother. Being able to start this NFL career and share so many memories, and grow up as men with this organization, I really can’t imagine taking the field without him.
It’s something that I don’t know if it has completely hit me yet. Obviously I’ve talked to him. I’m hurt. I’m sure he is. But it’s more important for me to just be able to support him. I know he’s got more opportunities coming his way.
I love that guy. Proud of him. I’m the No. 1 supporter for him no matter what," Prescott said of Elliott's departure. Elliott's numbers haven't been that great over the last couple of years and it wasn't a secret that the running back could get cut this offseason.