Week 1 of the NFL season is finally here, and the Dallas Cowboys are running out of time to reach an agreement with Ezekiel Elliott. However, the latest update on the All-Pro running back bodes well for the defending NFC East champions.
Elliott has spent the past few weeks training in Cabo with Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk. Despite holding out for a long-term extension, the former first-round pick has kept himself in great shape.
Dallas has signed two of its key players to extensions in Jaylon Smith and La’el Collins. Now, it’s time for the historic franchise to lock up its best offensive weapon.
Although there are still obstacles to overcome in negotiations, it sounds like the two sides are inching closer to a deal.
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Elliott is flying back to Dallas just in case his extension gets done this week.
The Cowboys host the Giants on Sunday afternoon.
#Cowboys RB Zeke Elliott, who has been in Cabo since training camp began, is flying back to the Dallas area in case his extension gets done, sources say. The deal is not done. Some obstacles remain. But he will be in town if it gets finalized.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 3, 2019
There isn’t any indication that Elliott will sign on Tuesday, but all signs point to the two sides being closer to an agreement now than ever.
Elliott is undeniably the best playmaker on offense for the Cowboys, which means it’s imperative they have him for the majority of the season.
We’ll continue to provide updates on Elliott’s contract situation.