Ezekiel Elliott’s 2022/23 campaign with the Dallas Cowboys ended in disappointment, with the Texan outfit getting booted out of the playoffs on Sunday night.
But the running back is said to be keen on staying with the team and is willing to do whatever it takes to make a deal happen, including taking a pay cut.
That is according to the Dallas Morning News, which cites a source close to the player. Zeke is due for a $10.1 million salary this year but also understands that a decrease in pay could make it easier for the team to keep him.
There is no rush to reach an agreement with the front office just yet as the Cowboys’ season only ended on Sunday, yet it would be good for both parties if Elliott’s contract is restructured before the new league year begins on March 15, though it wouldn’t be a requirement.
The RB, who signed a six-year deal with $90 million in 2019, insisted he wants to remain in Dallas following the disheartening 19-12 loss to the San Francisco 49ers this week.
“I’ve definitely thought about it,” he remarked. “I want to be here. I don’t have a crystal ball; I can’t tell you the future. But I definitely want to be here.”WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.