Cowboys offered Ezekiel Elliott top-two RB money

Tanya Simon
August 24, 2019

Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones is confident a deal with running back Ezekiel Elliott will be done before the team opens the season against the Giants on September 8.

Gurley's contract with the Rams is already considered a player-friendly deal considering his injuries in 2018.

Elliott has been holding out from the Cowboys training camp in hopes of securing a new contract.

In recent weeks, Stephen and owner Jerry Jones have ratcheted up the hyperbole around the negotiations. Luckily, Marshall Faulk, friend and esteemed running back himself, is on his way to Mexico to crack some eggs to make an omelet.

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Carter thinks that Elliott getting a new deal as the highest-paid running back is important because of the other running backs in the league. He has a fifth-year option on his rookie deal for 2020, worth $9.099 million. I've challenged him with his conditioning and trying to get him closer to football-ready, not just being in good shape. "And I'll be honest with you, if I'm Zeke and I sit down and I saw that they signed Jaylon Smith - I'm pissed".

Faulk also suggested Prescott would become a "bum" after the quarterback gets his extension. Elliott would surpass Bell's salary from the reported Cowboys offer. Should his holdout continue into the regular season, Elliott could potentially owe the Cowboys as much as $226,000 per week.

Since entering the league as the No. 4 overall pick in 2016, Elliott has led the NFL in rushing with 4,048 yards.

The Dallas Cowboys have made a lucrative contract offer to lure star running back Ezekiel Elliott back to the fold of the 2019 season, according to a report on Thursday.

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