It does not look like the Cowboys front office will be in a ruch to get Ezekiel Elliott back on the field.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones stated on Thursday that he doesn’t believe there will be a time when a deal must be agreed to, even if that means his star running back isn’t available for the start of the 2019 season, according to ESPN’s Todd Archer.
“When have I ever not done one?” Jones said after Thursday’s practice.
Jones also acknowledged he does not believe there comes a time when a deal has to be put in place, like the start of the regular season.
“I don’t see a point,” Jones said. “I don’t see a point months into the season.”
Jones intimated rules regarding holdouts in the future could be altered in the new collective bargaining agreement. Elliott faces a daily fine of $40,000 for missing camp. Now that the holdout has extended this long, the Cowboys have the right to seek repayment of a prorated portion of Elliott’s signing bonus.”
Elliott reportedly wants to beat Todd Gurley’s annual salary of $14.38 million.
Cowboys vice President Stephen Jones has already stated the team has no plans of setting the market for either the Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper, and Ezekiel Elliott.
The 76-year-old Hall of Famer wants to give the players what they want, but at a reasonable price that will allow the franchise to contend for a Super Bowl.
“Certainly, individually, they want to certainly be recognized when it comes to the money,” Jones said. “But on the other hand, it’s got to fit our plan or it doesn’t work with our house and our house falls.”