Ezekiel Elliott’s future with the Dallas Cowboys is not as assured as it seemed back when it was revealed that he was willing to take a pay cut to remain with the team.
The player’s prospects for a return were shrouded in uncertainty after the Cowboys were booted out of the playoffs. But calm ensued after reports claimed the player was not averse to seeing his earnings take a hit in order to help with the salary cap situation.
Now, a report from The Athletic is suggesting that the running back might not have much leverage in negotiations and could possibly find himself out of a contract, not just with Dallas, but in the NFL.
According to Cowboys beat writer Bob Sturm, multiple analysts and scouts agree that Elliott doesn’t have much to offer as the notion is that “he has very little left in his legs and the word is out.”
“I believe he has one option for employment above the league minimum and it is right here in Dallas,” Sturm added.
If that’s the case, it would be difficult for Dallas to trade the player, which leaves them in a bit of a bind.
Running backs no longer command hefty deals in the NFL because of the wear and tear their bodies generate due to their getting banged up every week. The situation might be a worrying one for Elliot, who is only 27, but time will tell how things play out.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.