The Dallas Cowboys are just a few weeks from the start of the 2019 NFL season.
Before the season officially kicks off, the team has a major question mark at the running back position. Ezekiel Elliott has been away from the team’s training camp as he attempts to land a new contract.
Zeke wants to be the highest-paid running back in the league, but the Cowboys haven’t obliged just yet.
As he holds out, the former Ohio State star is working out in Cabo.
For those concerned about Zeke working out away from the team, ESPN’s Adam Schefter has news that will calm you down. The star running back is in great shape.
“Ezekiel Elliott’s weight is in the low 220’s, the lowest it has been since his rookie year,” Schefter reported.
While he is away from the Cowboys, Ezekiel Elliott’s weight is in the low 220s, the lowest it has been since his rookie year, per source. If and when the two sides can work out a deal, Elliott will be all ready to go.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 15, 2019
All of the news surrounding his contract dispute suggests Elliott could miss regular season time. The Cowboys haven’t been willing to offer Elliott the deal he wants as he has two years left on his rookie contract.
He’s reportedly asking for Todd Gurley-type money: $57.5 million over four years. However, Dallas reportedly offered him Le’Veon Bell-type money: $52.5 million over four years.
We’ll have to wait and see if the two sides can come to an agreement.