On Wednesday morning, the Dallas Cowboys made star running back Ezekiel Elliott the highest-paid player at his position.
The deal eclipses the four-year $60 million extension handed down to Todd Gurley by the Los Angeles Rams two years ago. So, how much is Elliott making now?
According to multiple reports, the Cowboys signed Zeke to a six-year extension worth $90 million with $50 million guaranteed. Elliott’s guaranteed money passes Gurley’s $45 million for the most by a running back in NFL history.
The former Ohio State star is now locked into a contract with the Cowboys for eight years – though Dallas likely has a few outs built into the deal.
With a few extra million in his pocket, Elliott is feeling pretty good this morning.
Here’s his reaction to signing the record contract.
— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) September 4, 2019
Dallas’ gain is the New York Giants’ loss.
The Cowboys and Giants are set to face off on a divisional battle this Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately for the New York defense, the league’s two-time rushing champion will be on the field.
NFL insider Jane Slater reported Dallas plans to give Elliott 20-25 touches in the season-opener.
Dallas and New York kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET from Arlington. The game will be broadcast on FOX.