It looks like Ezekiel Elliott is going to take the Le’Veon Bell route.
According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, “a source close to the situation” told her that Elliott has informed the team that he will not play in 2019 without a new contract.
That same source stated that Elliott told the franchise of his plans to not play without a new deal way back in January. This news comes directly on the heels of Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson telling Fox Sports 1 that Elliott’s agent, Rocky Arceneaux, told him it was possible he could miss some games during the 2019 season.
Anderson’s source, however, did state “it is not likely that Elliott’s holdout continues into the regular season, based on the belief that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wants to get a new deal done” before Week 1.
Elliott is under contract through 2020 and is set to make $3.853 million this season and $9.09 million next season.