This is not what Dallas Cowboys fans want to hear.
Ezekiel Elliott has two years remaining on his rookie deal, but he seemingly has no plans to wait that long to cash in.
“Per a league source, Elliott has privately said that he will hold out of training camp unless he gets a new contract.”
Holding out right now is a smart given that he is at the top of his career and one injury could change that significantly. History tells us the Cowboys will wait it out and possibly let him leave as they did when DeMarco Murray, who set a single-season franchise rushing record that still stands, was allowed to test free agency and sign with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Elliott doesn’t want that same fate and clearly wants to get his money, not now, but right now.
Aside from his contract dispute, Elliott is also dealing with a security guard from Las Vegas who has pressed charges against him stemming from an incident the EDC Music Festival on May 19th where the Dallas Cowboys RB used his body to push the security guard backward before using his forearm to knock him to the ground.
Elliott is due to make a salary of $3.85 million this year and $9.09 million in 2020.
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