Someone has finally caved in.
The Dallas Cowboys and Ezekiel Elliott are reportedly close to agreeing to a contract extension, per Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports.
The Cowboys are said to have offered Zeke to be the second-highest-paid running back in the NFL behind Todd Gurley, but Elliott and his agent made it clear he wanted to become the league’s highest-paid player at his position.
Elliott rushed for 1,434 yards and six touchdowns while adding a team-high 77 receptions for 567 yards and three scores out of the backfield in 2018.
This comes as welcome news after owner Jerry Jones stated he expects Elliott’s holdout to continue into the regular season.
“I’m operating as though right now he’s going to miss regular season games,” Jones said, per The Athletic’s Jon Machota. “My entire expectation for what we’re putting together as a team right now would anticipate with him holding out … that he’s going to miss games. I just accept that.”