Ezekiel Elliott, the former Dallas Cowboys running back, has agreed to a one-year deal with the New England Patriots worth $6 million, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.

Elliott, 28, was cut by the Cowboys after seven seasons in Dallas due to his declining rushing averages and the emergence of Tony Pollard. In his seven seasons with the Cowboys, Elliott rushed for 9,790 yards and 58 touchdowns. He was a Pro Bowler in 2016 and 2018.

Now, he’ll look to reassert himself behind incumbent Patriots rusher Rhamondre Stevenson. Stevenson rushed for 943 yards and six touchdowns as a rookie last season.

Elliott will wear the No. 15 he donned while playing at Ohio State and will seemingly report to the Patriots with a new haircut after he posted his shorn locks in an Instagram Story on Sunday — and showed a close-cropped hairdo on Twitter.

“One Five, all the way live !,” he wrote on Twitter on Monday, tagging the Patriots.

Elliott has been one of several veteran running backs struggling with the NFL free agency market, with fellow rusher Dalvin Cook still searching for a home for the 2023 season.

Saquon Barkley inked a short-term deal to stay with the Giants, while Raiders star Joshua Jacobs has yet to report to camp after receiving a franchise tag from the team.

Elliott’s former battery mate Pollard was among the running backs seemingly stung by a depressed market, though he opted to sign his franchise tag to play on a one-year, $10.09 million contract for the season.

The Patriots are hoping that Elliott can provide a spark to their running game, which was inconsistent last season. The team ranked 25th in the NFL in rushing yards per game (102.4) and 27th in rushing touchdowns (14).

Elliott is a proven player with a lot of experience. He could be a valuable addition to the Patriots’ offense if he can stay healthy and motivated.

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