Ezekiel Elliott Sep 17, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) reacts during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

Will the Patriots-Cowboys game be a revenge one for Ezekiel Elliott? No, at least according to Ezekiel Elliott.

With New England heading to Dallas, the running back will return to his old stomping grounds where he spent seven seasons and earned three Pro Bowls and an All-Pro selection. But it’ll be just like any other matchup.

“It’s just another week for me,” Elliott told reporters on Wednesday via Pro Football Talk. 

If there was any extra motivation to go up against the team that didn’t end up re-signing him, it wouldn’t show.

“I think that’s every week,” he said.

The Cowboys might be doing something to honor the 28-year-old as owner Jerry Jones said he doesn’t “want to blow a surprise,” during his usual interview with 1053 The Fan.

Jones said back in June that the ship hadn’t sailed in a decision to bring Zeke back. Even after the team picked up Kansas State Wildcats running back Deuce Vaughn in the NFL Draft.

Quarterback Dak Prescott also said he would love to have Zeke back on the team. Not just him either. He said there are many in the organization who would love the reunion.

Things have changed since, of course, signing a contract with the Pats. He remains thankful for his time with Dallas, but is concentrating on what he can do now. Especially because his contractual agreements and monetary value increases if he remains healthy and plays at least 70 percent of New England’s offensive snaps and generates over 1,475 yards from scrimmage.

[Pro Football Talk]

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