If you think Ezekiel Elliott is just in Cabo vacationing and having the time of his life, you are surely mistaken.
The Dallas Cowboys running back still remains away from the team as he continues his holdout to get a bigger contract to match the production he puts out on the field.
Although Elliott has two years remaining on his rookie deal, he wants long-term security. The NFL has shown time and time again that teams will screw over tailbacks and ultimately wait until the last minute to pay them, with an unfortunate injury happening that changes the dynamics of the money they will receive. Zeke isn’t having none of that, he wants his money now.
Footage has surfaced of Elliott training in Cabo San Lucas, and no he isn’t doing it in beautiful weather, it’s going on while it’s raining like crazy.
On Tuesday, it was reported by Dallas’ 105.3 The Fan that the Cowboys are said to have made a new contract offer to Ezekiel Elliott that is in the Todd Gurley range.
“Holdout running back Ezekiel Elliott is in receipt of a new contract extension offer from the Dallas Cowboys that a source close to the negotiations tells us would put his new annual salary “close to the Todd Gurley range.”
The Cowboys as of a month ago were willing to pay Elliott more than the Jets’ Le’Veon Bell ($13 mil APY) but less than the Rams’ Gurley ($14 mil APY).”
The team is less than two weeks away from opening the regular season.