Extension Talks Between Cowboys, Ezekiel Elliott Intensifying, Hoping To Have Deal Done This Weekend


Adam Schefter reports that extension talks between the Cowboys and RB Ezekiel Elliott are intensifying and the two parties are aiming to wrap up a new deal this weekend.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said after Thursday’s preseason game that he believes Elliott’s holdout could cause him to miss multiple regular-season games, so there has been clear progress on an extension over the last couple of days. (NFLTR)

Last week, ESPN’s Ed Werder reported that the Cowboys have offered to make Elliott the NFL’s No. 2 highest-paid running back. 

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 will 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.

We’ll have more regarding Elliott as the news is available. 


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