Ezekiel Elliott has made it clear that he wants to remain with the Dallas Cowboys.

"I've definitely thought about it," the running back said after the Cowboys' playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers. "I want to be here. I don't have a crystal ball. Can't predict the future, but definitely want to be here."

Elliott is due a $10.9 million base salary in 2023, which comes with a $16.72 million cap hit. If the Cowboys cut him before June 1 it would come with an $11.86 million dead-money hit while saving $4.86 million. 

A post-June 1 designation would leave $5.82 million on the 2023 salary cap with $10.9 million in short-term savings.