As clock ticks for Cowboys and Ezekiel Elliott, Zeke plans to travel out of the country

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Our popcorn is indeed ready.

The Cowboys report for camp in five days. Running back Ezekiel Elliott may or may not be there. Per a league source, Elliott currently is believed to be making plans for a trip out of the country.

Of course, plans can quickly change. After PFT reported that Elliott is privately saying he intends to hold out absent a new contract, Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports explained on Monday that it will be an important week between team and player, and that things could go “sideways fast.”

Elliott, instead of going to Oxnard (by way of Dallas) for training camp, could be going somewhere else. Elliott spent an extended period of time in Mexico during his six-week suspension in 2017.

Ultimately, he wants a new deal, as he should. COO Stephen Jones has called Zeke the “straw, if you will, that stirs our drink.” That drink could end up strawless for the start of camp, and possibly beyond, unless the Cowboys move quickly to make the straw one of the highest paid drink-stirrers at his position — if not the highest.

62 responses to “As clock ticks for Cowboys and Ezekiel Elliott, Zeke plans to travel out of the country

  1. This is just too delicious.
    Zeke going all gangsta on Jerrah.
    But hey, they America’s Team.

  2. People in the comment section saying something negative can’t afford to leave their state and definitely can’t afford to get on a plane and leave the country. Broke losers. Go head and thumb this down

  3. Hmmm what does mexico have plenty of….drugs!
    That’s why Zeke is going down there for “vacation”.
    Next time ya’ll demand that teams honor a contract, you BETTER demand that the PLAYER honor his side of the deal too.

  4. “As he Should?” The players agreed to the contract through the union. Follow the rules. The league needs to take over this, and any players under contract holding out are suspended for 8 games. That will stop this and keep the competitive balance. They aren’t the team owners

  5. You dont want to threaten Stephen Nor Will McClay. This is not your fathers team any longer. They WILL offer Fair pay but will Not break the bank nor Over Pay ANY ONE PLAYER! P E R I O D ! There is a cap, they learned not to be in cap heall anytime soon again. They see how the Patriots been doing things ……. They will let all the lot of them walk IF they think they are worth more then fair market price. Dak wants to be the highest paid lmao, why? he is barley top 12. Coop as well. They will not pay you top 3 coin unless you are a top 3 player. P E R I O D ! Zeke …. sorry bro, 12 mil per MAX … just the way the position is….. history …. look at Gruley look what happened to Murray after we let him walk …..

  6. dryzzt23 says:
    July 20, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Hmmm what does mexico have plenty of….drugs!
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    Spoken like a person who has never been to Mexico, or anywhere else, and gets all of his news from TMZ.

  7. cap hit for 2019, Cooper 14 million, Eliiott 8 million and Prescott 2.1 million. Dallas has 19.4 million in cap space. Next year Elliott’s cap hit increases to 9 million under his 5th year option. 17 million in two years and Elliott is complaining? Give Dak a large QB contract and see what Pollard can do.

  8. quincyjwagstaff says:
    July 20, 2019 at 5:13 pm
    Paying too much for your quarterback is one way to make it much harder to win a Super Bowl.
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    Just ask Jerrah about Tony Romo !!!

  9. If you have evervspent time in mexico, away from the resorts and the tourism-centric places, you realize how awesome mexico is. My favorite place in the whole world. I cant really blame the guy. Load up on cochinita pibil and enjoy the guisado.

  10. whysosenestive445 says:
    July 20, 2019 at 5:10 pm
    People in the comment section saying something negative can’t afford to leave their state and definitely can’t afford to get on a plane and leave the country. Broke losers. Go head and thumb this down
    +++++++!!+++!!+!+!+++++
    Chill bro your being way to sensitive.

  11. Three year max contracts fully guaranteed. Add a hard cap and require teams to not fall below a percentage of cap number 90-95 percent for more than one year. No renegotiation on any contract. Any player holding out receives a one year suspension. And get rid of the ridiculous franchise player scam. Every player should be an unrestricted free agent when their contract expires

  12. whysosenestive445 says:
    July 20, 2019 at 5:10 pm
    People in the comment section saying something negative can’t afford to leave their state and definitely can’t afford to get on a plane and leave the country. Broke losers. Go head and thumb this down
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    Fair to assume your negative post reflects accordingly?

  13. Zeke has averaged 325 touches per year over the last 5 seasons (including time at OSU). The wheels are falling off of that wagon, soon. Zeke wants his payday before it happens.

  14. Don’t cave Jerrah! While Dak isn’t a top tier QB, he’ll be much harder to replace than any RB. This is a lesson Gordon is about to learn too…

  15. Teams are getting smart. The Rooney’s made tons of money last year, but LeVeon Bell made zero. He didn’t make up for it with his next contract either. The Pittsburgh fans turned their backs on Bell very quickly. It’s a QB league, and everyone else is expendable. Hold out, lose money. The Cowboys are Dak Prescott’s team. He’s the one who will get paid. They could win the super bowl too, even without Elliott.

  16. charliecharger says:
    July 20, 2019 at 6:20 pm
    Teams are getting smart. The Rooney’s made tons of money last year, but LeVeon Bell made zero. He didn’t make up for it with his next contract either. The Pittsburgh fans turned their backs on Bell very quickly. It’s a QB league, and everyone else is expendable. Hold out, lose money. The Cowboys are Dak Prescott’s team. He’s the one who will get paid. They could win the super bowl too, even without Elliott
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    Cowboys went 3-3 without Zeke last year. Last time I checked teams that are .500 have a hard time making the playoffs

  17. If he’s holding out, why is he doing it in secret? He should tell the team, pay me or I sit, and maybe something will get done. Makes no sense.

  18. chaseutley says:
    July 20, 2019 at 6:11 pm
    Zeke has averaged 325 touches per year over the last 5 seasons (including time at OSU). The wheels are falling off of that wagon, soon. Zeke wants his payday before it happens.

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    Zeke doesn’t have to look any further than DeMarco Murray. Dallas ran Murray into the ground and let the Eagles overpay for him.

  19. whysosenestive445 says:
    July 20, 2019 at 5:10 pm
    People in the comment section saying something negative can’t afford to leave their state and definitely can’t afford to get on a plane and leave the country. Broke losers. Go head and thumb this down
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    Too Funny…..just got back from Italy and had to leave the state to do it. He has a contract….let him go on vacation and let the fines add up. He has maybe 2 to 3 years left in the NFL anyway……Next vacation is already planned…it’s good to be retired and be able to leave the state and the country if I feel like it
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  20. “Hmmm what does mexico have plenty of….drugs!”

    So…it’s like the United States?

  21. catquick says:
    July 20, 2019 at 5:30 pm
    “As he Should?” The players agreed to the contract through the union. Follow the rules. The league needs to take over this, and any players under contract holding out are suspended for 8 games. That will stop this and keep the competitive balance. They aren’t the team owners

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    I agree. The owners are never able to not pay a player if they don’t live up to their contract. Why can’t the team lock out a player and refuse to pay him until he renegotiates his contract to a lower amount if they are stinking it up? Seems ridiculously one sided to me……

  22. Except for fans of the Dallas Cowboys, it’s hard to imagine anyone who would care if that clown bought a one-way ticket.

  23. Zeke knows the Cowboys aren’t going to pay him. He also knows they stink without him. Just needs to let the Cowboys and that great franchise qb get embarassed a couple times and they’ll cave.

    Jerry’s ego won’t let him pay now, but his ego won’t let him not pay when the losses like up.

  24. I hope what ever the country is he’s planning on visiting, he likes it and decides to stay there.

  25. 8oneanddones says:
    July 20, 2019 at 6:57 pm
    The straw that stirs the drink. Wasn’t that Reggie Jackson’s nickname?

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    It’s what he said about himself when he arrived in NY with the Yankees.

  26. What’s the point of signing a contract if you’re just going to pull this crap? Let him walk. He will lose a ton of money, fans and trust from not only current teammates but any new ones down the road.

  27. Elliott currently is believed to be making plans for a trip out of the country.
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    Good. Don’t come back.

    PS: Take Tyreek and Kaep with you.

  28. The notion that the team doesn’t already know if he’s planning to hold out is silly. WE don’t know, but it’s ludicrous to think that he and his agent are planning to spring it on the Cowboys by just not showing up. There’s no way to force a hand if you’re not sitting at the table.

  29. If the Boys sign all 5 (including Lawrence who’s put pen to paper) that’s $100 million (or fairly close) between 5 players at DE,QB,RB,WR, & either LB or CB. Interesting cap situation. Though it may explain why Kerry wanted to be in on the CBA negotiations.

  30. goatbubba says:
    July 20, 2019 at 6:36 pm
    Sorry but I would trade him to the bills for a first and mccoy…

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    Now that would be funny.

  31. this story is going to end the way it was always going to end….with #21 winning another rushing title.

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