The most talked-about holdout in the NFL continues to generate headlines as Ezekiel Elliott remains away from the Dallas Cowboys. With only two weeks left until the regular season, the team is hopeful that he'll return awfully soon.
Elliott is holding out from the Cowboys in search of a long-term extension. There are currently two years left on his rookie contract.
Dallas has shown a willingness to negotiation with its core players. After all, Jaylon Smith received a five-year extension worth $60 million earlier in the week.
While Stephen Jones and other members of the front office have stood their ground in contract talks with Elliott, it appears they're hopeful that he'll be a huge part of the team this fall.
The pregame video for today's preseason game between the Cowboys and Texans featured a few clips of Elliott.
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Cowboys insider Mike Fisher was first to bring up the pregame video featuring Elliott.
Fisher believes the video could suggest that Dallas has confidence in its All-Pro running back playing at some point this regular season.
ESPN reporter Ed Werder added fuel to the fire by saying the Cowboys "seem optimistic" about reaching a deal with Elliott.
Reports have stated that Elliott was offered a deal that would make him the second-highest paid running back in the NFL.
We'll get more clarity on Elliott's holdout as the regular season approaches.
Dallas opens the season at home against its divisional rival in New York.