I think we pretty much know that Ezekiel Elliott will not be available for the Week 1 matchup when the Dallas Cowboys take on the New York Giants.
The Cowboys can likely wait him out for at least three weeks, since they play the New York Giants, visit the Washington Redskins, and host the Miami Dolphins.
Last week, ESPN’s Ed Werder reported that the Cowboys have offered to make Elliott the NFL’s No. 2 highest-paid running back. Elliott and his agent are not looking to be #2.
The 4th overall pick by the Cowboys back in 2016 will make a base salary of $3.85 million for the 2019 season and another $9.1 million in 2020 under the fifth-year option of his contract.
Elliott racked up 1,434 yards on 304 carries (4.7 YPC) to go along with 77 receptions for 567 yards receiving and nine touchdowns during the 2018 NFL season.