Ezekiel Elliott's free agency message was nasty.

As a cost-cutting measure, the Dallas Cowboys released longtime running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Elliott, a free agent, is taking his time to find a new team because he knows it's crucial to his second team's success.

A new analysis suggests Elliott may not make the money he wants.

Kimberly Martin of ESPN's NFL Live described Elliott's predicament this week.

Martin remarked, "Zeke wants to win and be patient, he knows this is a big decision."

“However, talking to GMs this morning, Zeke's market may not be there. He's lost a step, but they think he can be effective."

The New York Post reports that the Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Chargers are interested in Elliott.

In the first College Football Playoffs, Elliott led the Ohio State Buckeyes to the national championship. 

In the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cowboys selected the former Buckeye star fourth overall.