The Cowboys are working to finish Ezekiel Elliott’s holdout.
Dallas has provided the 24-year-old operating again a brand new contract, in accordance with the NFL Community, which cited unidentified sources. The report provides Elliott and his crew have not made a counter supply.
– Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) July 27, 2019
Elliott, who has spent his total profession with the Cowboys after being chosen fourth total within the 2016 draft, formally turned a holdout Friday when he didn’t report for the opening of Cowboys’ coaching camp in Oxnard, California.
He has two years remaining on his rookie contract, and reportedly is in search of a record-setting deal that will exceed Todd Gurley’s four-year, $57.5 million take care of the Rams.
The Cowboys stated in the course of the offseason that they’re hopeful to succeed in a brand new deal and preserve Elliott long-term, nonetheless, Dallas’ executives even have reiterated that it will take time to succeed in an settlement.
Cowboys govt vp and CEO Stephen Jones and coach Jason Garrett fielded questions Friday about their operating again’s absence, insisting Dallas is targeted on the gamers that confirmed as much as coaching camp.
“We are focused on the guys who are here … we’re not going to focus on the business of football,” Garrett stated.
Jones added: “It’s going to do no good to address this situation every day, but we will be working on [a contract] behind the scenes.”
Elliott is ready to earn a base wage of $3.9 million for 2019, and the crew final month picked up the fifth-year possibility of his rookie contract that may pay him $9.1 million for 2020.
He earned his second dashing title in three years with 1,434 yards on a league-high 304 carries with six touchdowns final season, whereas including 77 receptions for 567 yards with three touchdowns.