Dallas Cowboys News, April 29: Ezekiel Elliott Is Officially Back, Analyzing Intriguing UDFA Signings, and More

Here's the latest news involving the Cowboys, including Ezekiel Elliott returning to Dallas, intriguing UDFA signings, and more.

After many questioned what the Dallas Cowboys were doing throughout this offseason, they answered a few questions in the 2024 NFL Draft.

However, one area the team didn’t address was running back, and on Monday morning, it was reported that long-time Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will be returning to the team after one season away from Dallas in New England.

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Following the departure of Tyron Smith and Tyler Biadasz in free agency, Dallas needed to address the team’s offensive line. That’s exactly what they did, as the Cowboys selected two players that should start immediately up front for them next season.

All of that and more in today’s Cowboys news!

Cowboys Reunite With Ezekiel Elliott

The Cowboys finally answered the question about bringing back Ezekiel Elliott. PFN’s Dakota Randall explored the Elliott signing and what the veteran RB could offer to the team.

Last season for New England, Elliott had 184 carries for 642 yards and three touchdowns. In addition to Elliott, the Cowboys now have Rico Dowdle, Deuce Vaughn, Royce Freeman, Malik Davis, Snoop Conner, and Nathaniel Peat on their roster as running backs.

CONTINUE READING: Ezekiel Elliott Reunites With Cowboys — Why Reported Signing Was Needed for Dallas

Did the Cowboys Go All-In With the Draft? Dallas Attempted To Fill All Holes Except RB

While the Cowboys added offensive tackle Tyler Guyton and guard Cooper Beebe early in the 2024 NFL Draft, there are still worries about the team’s roster in 2024.

Pro Football Network’s Tony Catalina discussed Dallas’ plan in this year’s draft and why it might not have been enough to turn the franchise around. Catalina believes the Cowboys’ roster isn’t any better than the one they finished last season with.

READ MORE: Did the Cowboys Address Their Needs?

Cowboys UDFA Signings and Rookie Minicamp Invites: Dates, Notable Prospects, and More

After failing to address running back during the 2024 NFL Draft, Dallas did address the position in undrafted free agency.

According to multiple reports, the Cowboys have signed former Missouri RB Nathaniel Peat to a contract. Peat showcased his athleticism with a 4.32-second 40-yard dash and a 41″ vertical jump at his pro day.

KEEP READING: Cowboys UDFA Signing Tracker

Winners and Losers From the 2024 NFL Draft: Ezekiel Elliott Must Be Happy

Following the 2024 NFL Draft, Pro Football Network’s Dallas Robinson named the event’s biggest winners and losers. Following the Cowboys’ failing to select a running back at any point in this year’s draft and prior to Dallas’ signing of Elliott on Monday, Robinson mentioned Elliott as a winner with the indication that he was likely headed back to his old team.

And sure enough, Robinson was proven to be correct with Elliott and the Cowboys agreeing to terms on a contract to bring him back to Dallas.

READ MORE: 2024 NFL Draft’s Winners and Losers

Several Cowboys Players Change Their Jersey Numbers

Once an NFL team selects players in the draft, many fans can’t wait to find out what jersey numbers the team’s newest players will be wearing.

While Guyton has selected No. 60, no other rookie has made that decision just yet. Several other Cowboys players have changed their jersey numbers this offseason, though, including wide receiver Jalen Tolbert.

CONTINUE READING: Cowboys Updated Jersey Numbers

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