The most talked about holdout in the NFL is about to end as Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys are making significant progress on a contract extension.
Elliott has spent more than a month away from the team. However, it appears his absence from Dallas is on the verge of ending before its Week 1 matchup.
With negotiations trending in the right direction, Elliott and his agent Rocky Arceneaux are traveling from Cabo to Dallas. It’s a strong sign that both sides are nearing an agreement.
According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, the Cowboys and Elliott are “very close” to striking a deal on a long-term extension.
Dallas has dealt with a few issues during negotiations, such as annual salary and guaranteed money.
Since the regular season is about to begin, the Cowboys may feel pressured to get Elliott back at the facility before they take on the Giants.
Agent Rocky Arceneaux is traveling with running back Ezekiel Elliott from Cabo to Dallas, per @WerderEdESPN. A source said an agreement between the team and the 2-time NFL rushing champion is “Very close.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 3, 2019
Elliott led the NFL in rushing last season with 1,434 yards. His production down the stretch helped carry the Cowboys into the postseason.
Although the front office in Dallas has shown restraint in setting the market, it hasn’t stopped the team from locking up key members on the roster. Jaylon Smith and La’el Collins received extensions prior to the start of the season.
We’ll find out soon if Elliott is the next player on the Cowboys to land a major contract.