Rapoport notes that Elliott has had a lot of carries in his first three years in the NFL, which is why he would like a new deal this offseason, as opposed to waiting until he’s playing under the fifth-year option.
Rapoport notes that the Cowboys are in a tough position, given that they have a number of a player in need of new contracts including QB Dak Prescott, DE Demarcus Lawrence, CB Byron Jones and Amari Cooper.
Elliott, 23, was taken with the No. 4 overall pick by the Cowboys back in May. He signed four-year contract worth $24,956,342, which includes a signing bonus of $16,350,068.
Elliott stands to make a base salary of $3.85 million for the 2019 season. The agreement also includes a fifth-year option for the team to pick up in April.
In 2018, Elliott appeared in 15 games for the Cowboys and rushed for 1,434 yards on 304 carries (4.7 YPC) to go along with 77 receptions for 567 yards receiving and nine touchdowns.
We’ll have more regarding Elliott as the news is available.