Ezekiel Elliott believes Cowboys have “a lot of the right pieces”

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Jason Witten, who has 15 seasons of experience, said last week the 2019 Cowboys roster is “the most talent I’ve seen.”

Ezekiel Elliott hasn’t played as long, with 12 fewer seasons. But the Cowboys were the No. 1 seed in the NFC his rookie season of 2016, with seven Pro Bowlers, so it’s not like he has played on untalented teams.

The star running back, though, agrees with Witten: The 2019 Cowboys are talented.

“I’m just excited about the group of guys we have,” Elliott said Sunday, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “I’m excited about the talent we have on this team. I’m excited about the leadership group we have. I think we have a lot of the right pieces. I think we have a lot of promise for this season.”

The Cowboys return all 22 players who started the divisional-round playoff loss to the Rams, and they have center Travis Frederick and Witten coming back. Frederick spent last season recovering from Guillain-Barré syndrome, a disorder in which the immune system attacks the body’s nervous system in response to illness, and Witten was in the Monday Night Football booth.

The Cowboys also have added Robert Quinn, George Iloka and Randall Cobb.

So, on paper, it seems the Cowboys do have a lot of the right pieces in place.

22 responses to “Ezekiel Elliott believes Cowboys have “a lot of the right pieces”

  1. They are right. On paper they are very similar to the 90’s Cowboys. Strong (not great) passing attack, top tier runningback, domanit O-line, and a scary good defense (though a shutdown corner would have been nice). Only problem is I question the coaching staff. Failure to make a deep playoff run should fall squarely on Garrett. It should also cost him his job. This is a put up or shut up year for him.

    -Life long Cowboys fan

  2. The Cowboys are on the brink of a championship. They do have many of the key ingredients in place. Most important is an elite QB. Dak Prescott is entering his 4th season. He’s still a very young QB. He’s steadily evolving into one of the better QB’s in the league. Unfortunately, only one team can win the super bowl, and Dak’s career, so far, has mirrored the greatest football dynasty (Patriots) the NFL has ever seen. There’s still plenty of time, but Dak and the Cowboys are in the same boat with the other 31 teams. The Cowboys are 32-16 under Prescott and have never had a losing season. He’s still a couple years from his prime. The next 2 seasons should be very exciting for Cowboys’ fans. Tom Brady isn’t going to play forever.

  3. I bet anyone here one million dollars that the Dallas Cowboys win the Super Bowl this season. No takers? I didn’t think so 😉

  4. Need a Quarterback, coach, and a smart owner. Also turn over a new leaf and get rid of your criminals, Andy Reid will be happy to give them a home…

  5. The Cowboys will never win it all with a coach that smiles after a playoff loss and says on national television that he’s proud of his guys. Really you’re proud of losing? Thats fine… for losers

  6. Cowboy fans confusing elite QB with elite OL and RB. Any NFL QB would be elite with the cowboys OL and Zeke. Dak will never take Dallas past the second round of playoffs.

  7. charliecharger says:
    May 19, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    The Cowboys are on the brink of a championship . . . Unfortunately, only one team can win the super bowl, and Dak’s career, so far, has mirrored the greatest football dynasty (Patriots) the NFL has ever seen . . . Tom Brady isn’t going to play forever.
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    Did I miss something? Did the Cowboys lose the SB to NE last year?

  8. I’m not a cowboys fan by any stretch and their fanbase is mostly intolerable, but the cowboys actually are a very good team on paper and probably one of the most underestimated in the NFC. The issue is coaching. They should have been made it to the big game at least once in the past 3 seasons. If the cowboys can’t make it out of this playoff slump and win deep in the playoffs, that entire coaching staff needs to be fired from top to bottom. I’m not a fan of Dak completely, they can improve at quarterback still, but even with him, they have zero excuses for not being a contender this season.

  9. charliecharger says:
    May 19, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Dak’s career, so far, has mirrored the greatest football dynasty (Patriots) the NFL has ever seen.

    Except that, after his 4th season as a starter, Tom Brady has already won three Super Bowls. I don’t see much mirroring here.

  10. They are getting the right pieces together.And that it has to come all together. In full bloom that is. But Zeke is now also maturing as well.

  11. Every year its the same thing over and over again!!!! The cowboys are going to the superbowl!!!! And every year they never make it to the superbowl…people keep talking about how good the defense is? It is a good defense only in the regular season they are the worst in the post season!!!! What good defense do you know of gets gashed for 276 rushing yds in the playoffs…..Stop the Dallas hype every year im sick of it!!!

  12. Eventually the Cowboys will have to rely on Dak’s arm, and that will be their downfall. He can’t throw the ball more than 30 yards because of his horrible mechanics and they haven’t gotten better. Sure he’ll complete 63% of his passes for 3800 yards and a 3-1 td-interception ratio, but he’ll average 7 yards an attempt. One thing I will point out is I think Cobb will have a good year. By far the most talented slot receiver Dallas has had in a long time

  13. If the Cowboys don’t win at least one playoff game the gum chewing hand clapper is done. Heck, if they only win one playoff game the GCHC might be gone.

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