Cowboys Exercise RB Ezekiel Elliott’s Fifth-Year Option


According to Field Yates, the Cowboys have officially exercised the fifth-year option for RB Ezekiel Elliott.

The fifth-year option for Elliott is worth $9.1 million and becomes fully guaranteed at the start of the 2020 league year. 

It’s worth mentioning the fifth-year option is guaranteed for injury only and won’t prevent the two parties from working on an extension in the next year or so. 

The Cowboys are already reportedly working on contract extensions for QB Dak Prescott and WR Amari Cooper. Dallas has said they plan to extend Elliott as well.

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. 

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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