Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback turned lead NFL analyst Tony Romo has weighed in on Ezekiel Elliott’s future with the franchise amidst all of the contract drama.
Elliott, arguably the best running back in the NFL, is holding out for a new contract with two years left on his rookie deal. It’s possible Elliott will hold out into the regular season.
Romo, now a top analyst for CBS, believes it’s a “coin flip” when it comes to Elliott’s status for Week 1.
“Yeah, I don’t know about that,” Romo said of Elliott’s Week 1 status. “I think that’s a coin flip, but I do think he’ll back at some point. But Week 1? He’ll be close.”
Romo, though, strongly believes that the Cowboys will get a deal done with Elliott, along with Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper, saying it’s just a matter of time.
The former Cowboys QB is a strong believer in Prescott.
“In the NFL, quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers – it doesn’t matter. It’s about the production. Are you winning? Are you helping your football team win? Are you producing? And Dak’s done that since the moment he stepped onto the field,” Romo added.
Romo will likely be on the call for a couple of Cowboys games this season, but he’ll be doing the Browns-Titans game Week 1.