ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter has a new update on Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and his contract negotiations. It's an update Cowboys fans will be glad to hear.
Elliott and the Cowboys have reportedly amped up negotiations with Week 1 of the 2019 NFL regular season approaching.
Dallas and its star running back could come to an agreement this weekend.
"Talks between the Cowboys and RB Ezekiel Elliott are intensifying, with both sides aiming to wrap up a new deal this weekend, league sources tell ESPN," he reports.
This is quite a development, considering Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made it seem like Elliott would miss regular season games.
“I’m operating as though right now he’s going to miss regular-season games,” Jones told reporters this week. “My entire expectation for what we’re putting together as a team right now would anticipate, with him holding out and not having any training camp, that he’s going to miss games. I just accept that.”
Elliott is seeking a new deal with two years left on his rookie contract. He's hoping to become the highest-paid running back in the NFL.
The Cowboys would have to give him more than the four-year, $60 million contract Todd Gurley got in order to make that happen.
Dallas is set to open its 2019 season on Sunday, Sept. 8 against the New York Giants.