The contract dispute between Ezekiel Elliot and the Dallas Cowboys turned ugly this week.
It all started with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones making a joke about Elliott following rookie Tony Pollard’s strong performance during a preseason game. Jones said “Zeke who?” when asked about Elliott’s contract.
The former Ohio State star’s agent then claimed Zeke felt disrespected by Jones’ comments. In the days since, Jones said he has earned the right to joke about Elliott and his contract.
Some are starting to wonder if Elliott and the Cowboys will come to a contract agreement after all.
Fox Sports host Colin Cowherd suggested Elliott’s career could be in jeopardy.
“Jerry just doesn’t have to pay Zeke for two years and then he can franchise tag him. Zeke’s career could be over. He doesn’t have to pay him…It is now personal,” Cowherd said on his show.
“Ezekiel Elliott’s career could be over… Jerry Jones doesn’t have to pay him, it is now personal.”@ColinCowherd reacts to Jaylon Smith getting paid by the Cowboys — and not Zeke. pic.twitter.com/rPgcizjstE
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) August 21, 2019
Cowboys fans have to hope the relationship between the Cowboys and Elliott isn’t tarnished – much like the situation between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Le’Veon Bell last year.
Bell, however, had an out. Elliott doesn’t have many, especially not if the Cowboys win a few games to start out the season.
Stay tuned for the latest on this developing situation.