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Report: Cowboys, Elliott open to reunion

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Free-agent running back Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys share mutual interest in reuniting, sources told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

Elliott spent the first seven seasons of his career in Dallas after being drafted fourth overall in 2016. The Cowboys released Elliott last offseason amid a decrease in production and Tony Pollard's emergence, and he signed with the New England Patriots.

The 28-year-old finished as the Patriots' leading rusher, compiling 642 yards and three touchdowns on 184 carries. However, Elliott's 3.5 yards per attempt marked a career-low and the third straight year that his YPA decreased. He started the last five games of the regular season after Rhamondre Stevenson suffered an ankle injury.

The Cowboys lost Pollard in free agency this year as he signed with the Tennessee Titans.

Elliott rushed for at least 876 yards in each of his seven seasons with the Cowboys. His best campaign came as a rookie when he posted personal bests in yards (1,631), touchdowns (15), and yards per attempt (5.1).

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