Cowboys Signing Ezekiel Elliott To Six-Year, $90M Extension

     

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Dallas Cowboys and RB Ezekiel Elliott have agreed to a six-year, $90 million extension that makes him the highest-paid running back in NFL history.

Rapoport adds that Elliott’s deal includes $50 million guaranteed. When added to his current deal, Elliott is under contract for the next eight years at $103 million in total.  

According to Michael Ghelken, Elliott is expected to practice on Wednesday with a roster exemption. The Cowboys are hoping he’ll be available for Sunday’s season opener against the Giants. 

Elliott, 24, was taken with the No. 4 overall pick by the Cowboys back in 2016. He signed four-year contract worth $24,956,342, which includes a signing bonus of $16,350,068.

Elliott was set to make a base salary of $3.85 million for the 2019 season and another $9.1 million in 2020 under the fifth-year option of his contract. 

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.

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