Ezekiel Elliott was released from the Dallas Cowboys, and former Cowboys great Emmitt Smith seems to have noticed.
Smith said that while he understands that the NFL is a business and that teams are always looking for the next big thing, losing a talent like Elliott hurts.
Smith says the NFL is a "what have you done for me lately" world, and it appears the Cowboys no longer value Elliott as their top ground gainer.
Smith sympathises with the running back, as do many longtime Cowboys fans. "Wow, this is fantastic to me-no disrespect to Malik Davis," Smith said on a Cowboys Instagram post.
Our running back is out, and his backup has a fractured leg? NFL means brief. Everyone else, receive your money since they hate you.
It doesn't make sense and makes you scratch your head. Z, thanks for sacrificing all, even when injured last year.
Hence, the NFL opposes law. Everyone else get your money because they hate you". Elliott was a 2016 top overall pick and became a Cowboys star. His debut season saw 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns
Last year, he struggled with ailments and ran for 876 yards and 12 touchdowns at 3.8 yards per carry. Despite being predicted, Elliott's dismissal ends an era for the Cowboys and their fans.