The City of McAllen was informed earlier today that due to an unforeseen professional obligation, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, #21, is unavailable to travel to serve as Grand Marshal for the McAllen Holiday Parade.  

Elliott himself expressed regret at having to miss the parade. Aside from meeting fans of all ages, he was most especially looking forward to a Meet & Greet with special needs children from Capable Kids, an organization in the community that allows special needs children to participate in sports.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley, #11 and Dallas Cowboys running back Darius Jackson, #34, who were also scheduled to appear, will now be joined by Dallas Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown, #30.  Beasley will serve as Grand Marshal for the parade.

“While we are disappointed that Ezekiel will not be able to join us for the McAllen Holiday Parade, in speaking with his representatives, we understand and appreciate the situation. We, along with the million Dallas Cowboys fans in the Rio Grande Valley, want them to meet the ultimate goal of returning to and winning the Super Bowl,” said City of McAllen Mayor Jim Darling.  “That way, we can all join them in celebrating their victory.”