Ezekiel Elliott deal close to done

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More likely than not, the Cowboys and running back Ezekiel Elliot will get a new deal done today. The rumors of a done deal already are commencing.

The chatter as of this moment in knowledgeable league circles is that the team and the player have come to terms on a six-year, $90 million extension. A source with direct knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the deal is not yet done, but that it’s close.

If it’s a six-year, $90 million extension, the deal will have a new-money average of $15 million per year. But it also would tie Elliott to the Cowboys for eight years, since he has two years left on his rookie deal.

The structure will show whether the Cowboys are tied to Elliott for one, two, three years or more.

So stay tuned. It’s looking more and more likely that Elliott will be suiting up for the Cowboys when they host the Giants on Sunday.

81 responses to “Ezekiel Elliott deal close to done

  1. andreboy1 says:
    September 3, 2019 at 12:07 pm
    Backs are a dime a dozen. No way I tie up more than 8-10 mil a year on a RB, especially one with Zeke’s terrible character.

    Average RBs are cheap. Elite RBs are not. Zeke has shown himself to be an elite talent.

  2. That’s definitely coming from the agent. A yr/$90M extension would absolutely *have to* include “fake years” on the back end, and deliver a substantial salary increase for this season alone to even come close to the average “new money”.

  3. Good for both parties. I doubt that Elliot will be elite for 8 more years. I hope to see if Jerry Jones honors this contract. I am ready for some FOOTBALL!

  4. it’ll have an impressive headline figure with a juicy bonus this year, but most of it will be based on long-term fantasy years coming after a cheap out for the Boys after next year.

  5. Look at all the negative comments. The rest of the NFL was dreading Zeke’s signing. The fear is real.

  6. Morty: You’ve had one winning season out of the last six and Eli Manning is by far the worst QB in the division and getting worse by the day and he will pocket $18 million this season. Get a grip.

  7. I’m glad the Cowboys are breaking the bank for Zeke, because I don’t like them.
    I hope they overpay Dak and Amari Cooper too.

  8. Avenging Cowboy says: The rest of the NFL was dreading Zeke’s signing. The fear is real.
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    Aye, when will the Boys’ dominant dynasty ever end! Give someone else a chance we all cry! LOL.

  9. The total amount doesn’t matter because it’s all about the guaranteed money. How much is guaranteed ? It makes me wonder what can they give Dak, since he might not get that much now.

  10. I would have taken a stand like the chargers did. No way I pay a RB 15 a year. Not that they are a dime a dozen, but they are a dime a dozen

  11. Heres the problem.. More often than not, when one of these holdouts signs this late and is “rushed” out onto the field they USUALLY pull a hamstring or suffer some kind of injury that somehow goes on to turn into afflictions that remain throughout the season. This ironically diminishes the value the team was trying to salvage. Of course this completely defeats the whole point of signing him this way!

  12. I will bet this is actually closer to a 3yr/$45M contract with some fake years on the end to give Zeke’s agent a PR victory. That’s ok and I think Zeke is worth this even though I’m not a Cowboys fan. In reality it will lock Zeke into Dallas for 5 total years which is about right.

  13. Will Peter King and Chris Simms dip his pen in ink as he signs the contract extension? Then both can talk and write a novel about all things Zeke, Jerry Jones, Michael Irvin’s reaction, and the drama around America’s team.

  14. People that say he’ll be hurt next week cause of the hold out… name one time hes been out because of injury in college or pros so far?? I’ll wait…..🤔🤔👀

  15. tylawspick6 says:
    September 3, 2019 at 12:48 pm
    dumbest owner in the nfc

    Most valuable franchise in all of sports…I want some of that dumbest

  16. I figured the Owner’s would blink first. Worst possible situation for them as they needed to get their QB and WR extended first. I think they overpaid and if they are still able to get Prescott and Cooper signed they are going to have a lot of money tied up in very few players. Cap problems on the horizon in a big way.

  17. As a Cowboys fan, I think they will regret this.

    I think the Giants and Eagles are much better set up at the skill positions and have been much smarter in managing the budget.

    Would be nice to have a star player like Saquon Barkley to be proud of, instead of this awful clown to be embarrassed of.

    Jones seems convinced this bunch gives him a home-run shot at a SB trophy, but it’s hard to see them outclassing the top NFC teams in the playoffs, let alone the Patriots or Chiefs. Who knows.

  18. Thank God we are getting minute by minute updates on this. Because all Cowboys fans were never in doubt that he would play week one.

  19. kevpft says:
    September 3, 2019 at 1:01 pm
    As a Cowboys fan, I think they will regret this.

    I think the Giants and Eagles are much better set up at the skill positions and have been much smarter in managing the budget.
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    No way you are a Cowboys fan…you think Giants what?

  20. So let’s see if I get this right–
    He holds out saying he wanted more than Todd Gurley’s 15M per year average.
    What he got was a 6 year EXTENSION that’s worth 15M per year BUT–just like all the pundits pointed out about Carson Wentz’s extension when you add on the 2 years STILL remaining on his contract it’s not Todd Gurley money or more than Gurley makes.
    He’ll be with the Boys for 8 years at 102M–which equals a little more than 12m per year.

  21. Hausani Sessions says:
    September 3, 2019 at 12:46 pm
    People that say he’ll be hurt next week cause of the hold out… name one time hes been out because of injury in college or pros so far?? I’ll wait…..🤔🤔👀
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    Name the one time he sat out until LESS THAN ONE WEEK before the first game?
    I’ll Wait…. (til the game, because it wont be very long)

  22. Just for kicks, and to show how ridiculous the whole NFL contract things work, the Cowboys should offer a Ka-Billion dollar 6 year extension with 40 million guaranteed and paid over the first three years. Next two years guarantee a number (25 million? whatever the market is expected to be).

    If he’s on the roster in the 6th year, Cowboys pay the remainder of the Ka-Billion.

    Seriously – that’s how these contracts work now. The only thing – the ONLY THING – that matters is the guaranteed money. The rest is rainbows and unicorns. Might as well make it a Ka-Billion Unicorns for fun.

  23. mentallywoozy says:
    September 3, 2019 at 12:54 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    September 3, 2019 at 12:48 pm
    dumbest owner in the nfc

    Bidwell and Snyder would like to see you in their office

    9 1 Rate This

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    Look, it’s a close race. I get it. This about seals it, though.

  24. 1bigtex says:
    September 3, 2019 at 12:14 pm
    andreboy1 says:
    September 3, 2019 at 12:07 pm
    Backs are a dime a dozen. No way I tie up more than 8-10 mil a year on a RB, especially one with Zeke’s terrible character.

    Average RBs are cheap. Elite RBs are not. Zeke has shown himself to be an elite talent.

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    Elite? What has he helped Dallas win exactly? The Patriots have won 6 SBs without an “elite” RB.

  25. Dak wants to be the highest paid QB, turned down 5th highest paid. They also need to re-sign Cooper, who wants top 5 money. Good luck with that. Zeke is an elite RB but this is now a passing league. He is their offense though, without him Dak has been horrible (even with him their passing offense is not top 20) but you can find much cheaper options. Jordan Howard is 3rd in rushing since 2016…Eagles landed him for a 6th rd pick. Sure he is in his final year but doubtful he will get money close to this. Zeke also has a history of off the field issues.

  26. boyzforlife says:
    September 3, 2019 at 1:31 pm
    Morty you are clueless Giants are garbage wake up to a 20 point loss on Sunday whether it’s Pollard or Elliot

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    I am neither a Dallas or NYG fan but Dallas barely beat the NYG twice last year. Second game Dallas did rest starters but in the first game Zeke had 17 carries for only 78 yards/1td, Dak had 1td/1int in a close 20-13 win. Dallas blew a 20-3 lead in the 4th quarter.

  27. phillycheez says:
    September 3, 2019 at 1:01 pm
    I figured the Owner’s would blink first. Worst possible situation for them as they needed to get their QB and WR extended first. I think they overpaid and if they are still able to get Prescott and Cooper signed they are going to have a lot of money tied up in very few players. Cap problems on the horizon in a big way.

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    with insight like this, its shocking to me that you aren’t managing an NFL team.

  28. tylawspick6 says:
    September 3, 2019 at 12:48 pm
    dumbest owner in the nfc

    ===============

    Only dumb in terms of not having won a Super Bowl in 20+ years. But he did assemble the group that won 3 of them, and in the 21st century, he’s made this perpetually mediocre team the most valuable team with the most fans of any NFL team.

    I only wish a creep like Elliott wasn’t the face of the franchise. Dubious players have been a Cowboys tradition since the ’90s, but it’s getting tiresome. Though I guess that applies to most teams these days.

  29. jerryyouradisgrace says:
    September 3, 2019 at 12:55 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    September 3, 2019 at 12:48 pm
    dumbest owner in the nfc

    Most valuable franchise in all of sports…I want some of that dumbest

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    The NY Yankees would like a word….

  30. jerryyouradisgrace says:
    September 3, 2019 at 12:55 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    September 3, 2019 at 12:48 pm
    dumbest owner in the nfc

    Most valuable franchise in all of sports…I want some of that dumbest

    15 12 Rate This

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    The brand was built long before Jerrah. Go see the Snyder article on this blog for further proof.

    Wow

  31. And all that drama from the last 2 months is completely irrelevant and worthless now. just as i said it would be.

    Cowboys have one heck of a team. running game with 2 backs that look great. the best offensive line or close to it. good receivers. witten’s back. and a defense that’s hungry. and a quarterback that has a winning mentality.

    i’ll be shocked if they don’t go to the superbowl. i also expect them to make a trade deadline deal to bring in a veteran at safety. look for them to target harrison smith of the vikings when the vikings season is in the tank. you heard it here first.

  32. mackcarrington says:
    September 3, 2019 at 2:12 pm
    jerryyouradisgrace says:
    September 3, 2019 at 12:55 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    September 3, 2019 at 12:48 pm
    dumbest owner in the nfc

    Most valuable franchise in all of sports…I want some of that dumbest

    ————
    The NY Yankees would like a word
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    According to Forbes (you can decide if they are a good source), the Cowboys are worth $5 billion and the Yankees $4.6 billion….not a fan of either, but the Cowboys are the #1 value sports franchise in the world. For reference, #3 & #4 are soccer franchises (Real Madrid & Barcelona).

  33. Avenging Cowboy says:
    September 3, 2019 at 12:24 pm
    Look at all the negative comments. The rest of the NFL was dreading Zeke’s signing. The fear is real.

    Yeah, they’re dreading what the Cowboys and Rams are doing to the RB pay scale… The Pies better hope it works out better for them than it has for the Rams.

  34. You people keep talking about cap hell and Jerry being an idiot?!?! It’s easy to make these comments when you know nothing.

    Before this contract the Cowboys have 89mil in cap space and need to sign Dak, Amari, Byron Jones and Zack Martin. Not too bad of a problem to have.

    Plus, if you only make 3 years guaranteed for Zeke you can dump him or trade him before the wheels fall off. Always have an out!

    Washington and New York will suck for a while, the Cowboys have a more talented roster than the Eagles but Eagles have a better coach.

    Cowboys win this division for the next 3 years and SB LIV!!!

  35. Same Dallas team that put up a whole 8 points against panthers and lost to colts 23 -0 …. yeah sure super bowl !

  36. Seems like after Players sign and get a butt load of money…Injury shortly thereafter. Hope not for Dallas’ sake.

  37. cma1973 says:
    September 3, 2019 at 12:17 pm
    And my fantasy lineup of Gurley and Elliott (neither first round picks) is also close to ready.

    24 136 Rate This

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    Your probably in like a 6 team league

  38. I really do not understand how Giants fans are laughing at this. I can’t wait till Barkley holds out for 150 million. See how funny it is then.

  39. Jerry will be sorry, and the rest of the league as well. Now that he’s set a precedent of tearing up contracts with 2 years left, and over paying for poor character, others are soon to follow. I’m disappointed in Jerry, I thought he was smarter than caving like this. I’d have let him sit out the year. Once he has one complete year without getting in trouble, we could talk. They just don’t need his kind in the NFL. But with what some of them have done it makes Zeke look tame. The NFL is just giving lip service to Character.

    But as a Chiefs fan, Mahomes contract will break records. But at least he’s good off the field as well as on.

  40. I hope McCaffrey and Kamara are paying attention…and I hope they hold out for new contracts after this year…Zeke is resetting the RB market at $15mil per year…which means both McCaffrey and Kamara should accept no less than $16 mil per year…

  41. mackcarrington says:
    September 3, 2019 at 2:12 pm
    jerryyouradisgrace says:
    September 3, 2019 at 12:55 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    September 3, 2019 at 12:48 pm
    dumbest owner in the nfc

    Most valuable franchise in all of sports…I want some of that dumbest

    ————
    The NY Yankees would like a word….
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    From Forbes:

    1. Dallas Cowboys, $4.8 billion, 14% (NFL)

    2. Manchester United, $4.123 billion, 12% (Soccer)

    3. Real Madrid, $4.09 billion, 14% (Soccer)

    4. Barcelona, $4.064 billion, 12% (Soccer)

    5. New York Yankees, $4 billion, 8% (MLB)

    6. New England Patriots, $3.7 billion, 9% (NFL)

    7. New York Knicks, $3.6 billion, 9% (NBA)

    8. Los Angeles Lakers, $3.3 billion, 10% (NBA)

  42. This contract thing is worse than taking a long trip with the kid in the back seat screaming . ARE WE THERE YET !

  43. The scariest thing for Cowboys fans is that their offensive playbook is stagnant enough that he can skip the entire preseason program and start playing without missing a beat. No need to study.

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