On Wednesday morning, the Dallas Cowboys made Ezekiel Elliott the highest paid running back in the NFL.
His six-year, $90 million extension surpassed the deal the Los Angeles Rams handed to star running back Todd Gurley. The former Georgia Bulldog received $57.5 million over four years, with $45 million guaranteed.
Elliott walks out with $50 million guaranteed – setting the NFL record for a running back in guarantees as well.
After signing his new deal, Elliott walked onto the practice field with his teammates for the first time in 83 days. He also spoke with reporters following the practice.
Just hours after signing his new deal, the former Ohio State star was asked about a potential deal for quarterback Dak Prescott.
“I want to see it get done,” Elliott said about his quarterback to NFL Network reporter Jane Slater. “Play with him the rest of my career, excited to see what comes.”
On Dak’s pending contract, Zeke says “I want to see it get done. Play with him the rest of my career excited to see what comes”
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) September 4, 2019
Prescott is in line for a massive payday. On Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Rams locked up quarterback Jared Goff on a four-year extension worth $134 million with $110 million guaranteed – both NFL records.
Now, it could be Prescott who sets the market.
Dallas opens the season this weekend against the New York Giants. The game is scheduled to kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET on FOX.