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New Report Suggests The Ezekiel Elliott Contract Drama Could Be Over Soon

A closeup of Ezekiel Elliott during a  Cowboys game.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 12: Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates after scoring a 1 yard touchdown in the third quarter against the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on January 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Ezekiel Elliott is still holding out on the Dallas Cowboys, but a new report suggests that the two sides could be close to getting a deal done. Elliott is reportedly headed back to Dallas this coming weekend.

Elliott, who is holding out for a bigger contract and hasn't reported to Cowboys training camp as a result, is reportedly down in Cabo training with former NFL star Marshall Faulk. But a report from 105.3 The Fan suggests he's headed back from Cabo and that a deal could "come together" over the weekend.

The report goes as far as to suggest that Elliott won't miss any regular season games.

Jonathon Shipman and Kevin Turner have the latest on the situation:

Elliott is scheduled to make just over $3.8 million this year and the team can keep him next season on a fifth-year option for just over $9 million. Elliott reportedly wants a longer, more lucrative deal.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been playing the media game during the negotiations, even going as far as to utter the words "Zeke who?" after rookie Tony Pollard played well during the preseason.

A deal likely gets done here, but it's unclear what it will look like. Elliott will want as much in guarantees as he can get, while the Cowboys will likely want it to be incentive-based in some way.

We'll know more this weekend.