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Report: 1 team is the favorite to add Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliot looking ahead

Jan 5, 2019; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) prior to the NFC Wild Card playoff football game against the Seattle Seahawks at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Shane Roper-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys released running back Ezekiel Elliott earlier this week after he spent seven seasons with the team. And while Dak Prescott and several of his former teammates are “hurt” by the decision, it doesn’t seem like Elliott will linger on the market for too long.

Rumors about Elliott’s future destination are already swirling, and one team has reportedly emerged as a potential favorite.

Heavy Sports senior editor Matt Lombardo reports the Buffalo Bills are likely to hone in on Elliott, citing their need for a power back.

That’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s been widely accepted around the league that Elliott has completely lost his burst. He still brings a rotational value, but he’s no longer a three-down back capable of both running over and away from defenses.

The lacking burst was evident for everyone to see last season. That burst had been lost the year prior but that didn’t prevent Elliott from being a menace at the goal line. And so long as he’s willing to take on a reduce role, Elliott would be a solid addition to an already dynamic Buffalo offense.

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