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ESPN Insider Has Telling Update On Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiell Elliott evading a tackle.

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - JANUARY 05: Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys breaks a tackle attempt by Shaquill Griffin #26 of the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth quarter during the Wild Card Round at AT&T Stadium on January 05, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Time is running out for the Dallas Cowboys and Ezekiel Elliott to reach an agreement before the start of the season. Most of the talk surrounding his holdout has been pessimistic, but ESPN insider Jeff Darlington has given fans reason to be optimistic.

Elliott hasn't shown up yet as he continues to hold out for a new contract. There are two years of team control remaining on his rookie deal.

Regardless of all the speculation that Elliott could carry his holdout into the regular season, Darlington thinks a long-term deal will get done soon.

"From what I understand this deal is getting done," Darlington said on ESPN's Get Up. "I was speaking with a source who has been nails on this since the beginning."

Darlington is saying Elliott and his camp would view getting a lucrative extension this year as an absolute win.

You can hear Darlington's take on it here:

Dallas recently locked up Jaylon Smith with a five-year deal worth roughly $60 million. The front office would prefer to figure out contract negotiations with Elliott before the season opener.

Elliott isn't the only member of the Cowboys seeking an extension. Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper are also eligible to renegotiate their contracts.

The next few weeks will be interesting as the biggest holdout in the NFL could be over by then.