Early Wednesday morning, the Dallas Cowboys and star running back Ezekiel Elliott reached a deal that makes him the highest-paid running back in NFL history.
According to a report from ESPN’s Todd Archer, the Cowboys signed Elliott to a six-year extension worth $90 million. The star running back’s new deal eclipses the four-year, $57.5 million deal handed to Todd Gurley by the Los Angeles Rams.
Elliott also receives $50 million in guaranteed money. He passes Gurley ($45 million) for the most all-time by a running back.
The Cowboys and Ezekiel Elliott have agreed to a six-year extension, according to a source. The plan is for Elliott to be at practice Wednesday.
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) September 4, 2019
It’s been a busy off-season for the Cowboys after paying star defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, offensive lineman La’el Collins and linebacker Jaylon Smith.
With the deal in place, Elliott figures to be at practice for the Cowboys on Wednesday afternoon. The star running back worked out with several NFL-caliber players in Cabo this off-season in anticipation of the coming season.
Despite holding out from camp, the team reportedly believes Elliott is in game shape. NFL Network insider Jane Slater reported Dallas plans to give Elliott 20-25 touches on Sunday afternoon.
Dallas faces off against the New York Giants in the season-opener. The Cowboys and Giants kick off on Sunday afternoon at 4:25 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on FOX.