Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended for six games by the NFL for allegations of domestic violence. Elliott has filed an appeal and a hearing will reportedly take place August 29th and Commissioner Roger Goodell will not hear the appeal. Instead, Harold Henderson will handle the appeal.
With the possibility the Cowboys will be without Elliott for some time, there isn’t much panic from the organization or the fans because of the depth the team has in the running back room.
Let’s look at three guys the cowboys can’t afford to lose if they want to have a successful 2017 season.
A quarterback in the NFL is arguably the most important position in professional sports. Quarterback play is often what separates your 4-12 football teams from your teams that make the playoffs year after year. The Dallas Cowboys went 4-12 in 2015 after Tony Romo went down with injury. With mostly the same team in 2016, they went 13-3 and had the best record in the NFC.
On a team that has most of its top talent on the offensive side of the ball, there is one player on the defensive side of the ball that is irreplaceable. His name is Sean Lee. Lee has been one of the better linebackers in the NFL when healthy. The last couple of seasons he has managed to stay healthy, making two pro bowls. He also earned his first all pro selection in 2016.
TYRON SMITH (And friends)
Tyron is arguably the best offensive linemen in football. Smith doesn’t do it alone. Tyron along with Travis Frederick and Zack Martin have been mainstays on what has been considered the best offensive line in football. These three have the toughest job yet. The off-season left the cowboys trying to replace 40 percent of their unit – left guard and right tackle. The transition hasn’t been going as smoothly as some might have thought so far during the preseason.
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