Glazer thinks Ezekiel Elliott will be with the Cowboys for Week One

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At a time when many believe the Cowboys and running back Ezekiel Elliott won’t get a deal done before the start of the season, and influential member of the media believes that Elliott will be there for Week One.

In his weekly mailbag for TheAthletic.com, FOX’s Jay Glazer writes this about the Elliott holdout: “Behind the scenes, Dallas has still contended all along with that they believe he will be there for Week One against the Giants. I think he will. I think they’ll end up getting a deal done that will make him the highest-paid running back in the NFL. I think he’ll be in there for that first game but you never know what turns negotiations take by the day.”

Making Elliott the highest-paid running back in the NFL seems to be the key to getting the deal done. The Cowboys don’t want to do it, but if they want Elliott to be present and satisfied, they will.

Meanwhile, the clock is ticking loudly. With only 10 days to go until the first game of the regular season, it will be a challenge to get Elliott ready to go for the game against the Giants, even if he walks through the door tomorrow.

15 responses to “Glazer thinks Ezekiel Elliott will be with the Cowboys for Week One

  1. Am I the only one who would love to see a rule that says if you are under contract and you hold out, you are banned from the NFL for several years (pretty much a lifetime by football standards). Maybe that would put a stop to this nonsense of guys who are under contract thinking they can get their way by not honoring the deal they already have.

  2. If Jerrah enables a player to ignore his contract HE WILL REGRET IT. The Cowboys should TOFTT and stop this nonsense of “holding out” when under contract. They ought to make Zeke an example that other contract crooks will find hard to ignore. Any short-term pain is well worth it.

  3. Well, to get him away from his agent they kidnapped Zeke & spirited him south of the border. Boys do this a lot. He could crack any day now.

  4. A rule that would ban players who out perform their contract and want what their worth?

    But, the Teams can release a player who are under contract or demand them to take a pay cut because they feel they are under perform their contract?

    It’s gotta go both ways! Should Zek of showed up? Of course! But, this is business and Jerry Jones himself is the cream of the crop of business!

    DeMarcus Lawrence said it’s best; “it’s not his job to manage the cap”!

    We don’t know the exact numbers Zek is asking! But, he’s damn sure better than Gurley and Bell!

  5. upnorthvikesfan says:
    August 29, 2019 at 5:52 pm
    Am I the only one who would love to see a rule that says if you are under contract and you hold out, you are banned from the NFL for several years (pretty much a lifetime by football standards). Maybe that would put a stop to this nonsense of guys who are under contract thinking they can get their way by not honoring the deal they already have.

    _________________________________

    You’re one of the many nfl fans that believes being an nfl player is a privilege that YOU personally bestow on them and this presides over player’s personal well-being, family, future, livelihood etc…

    You aren’t alone in your outlook on nfl players and holdouts – however, with that opinion + the many other definitions that people with your hot take have to fall in line and adopt comes a general disposition of personal loneliness and self hatred. So yes, you’re alone sir… you always will be.

  6. Imagine letting $3 million per year of a $190 million cap leading to all of this offseason drama? Unpopular opinion, but the Cowboys (and some other teams) are so desperate to win the PR battle and not look like “losers” to the fans that they won’t budge on a few million for star players. It’s really dumb if you think about it.

    Give Zeke a 4 year, 60 million extension back in April with $30 guaranteed and get him in camp to learn the new offense. Figure the cap problem out later. We’re too obsessed with cap space and value these days.

  7. They’ll regret it if they give him a big contract extension. Even putting the enabling aspect aside, from a purely football perspective he’s likely to be in decline within a couple of years because RBs just don’t have a very long peak. Ask the Rams in private if that Gurley contract still looks good to them.

  8. How many of the highest-paid players at their position end up with great football results (wins, trophies) to speak of?

    Maybe someone’s done an analysis. But when I think about the guys who’ve gotten the biggest contracts, not only does their performance typically decline, but their teams never seem to reach the top.

  9. source7769 says:
    August 29, 2019 at 6:57 pm
    Week 4 ……they don’t even need him till then
    ++++++++++++++
    They should use Zekes roster spot for an extra kicker in week 3. Not sure if the regular kicker will hold up kicking all those extra points and kick offs.

  10. Zeke has out played his contract. He should get some cash for that. He is also under contract ( a first round pick contract, so it isn’t like a 7th round pick or an UDFA.) They could then give him some incentives for the next 2 years that he is under contract and if he produces, he gets his money. Cowboys could agree not to use the tag on him after year 5 if he reaches levels of productivity. Cowboys get right of first refusal in free agency.
    Zeke is compensated, if he produces everyone wins.

  11. May be naive, but could NFL players salaries under contract not reflect the business world? You are under contract and you out perform everyone else.
    In the business world you get a salary increase (a percentage) or an added bonus. The NFLPA and the NFL could agree on a set percentage increase for those who out perform.

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