UPDATE: Sept 4th
The following article was all written the night before the Cowboys and Zeke finally came to terms on an agreement, 6 years 90 million. This extension makes Zeke the highest-paid RB in the NFL. The total contract is worth $103M over 8 years. He will be the first ever Cowboy to agree to a 100+ Million $ contract.
Now Cowboys fans will be ultra annoying as usual and have hopes for a Super Bowl. As a Cowboys fan I will be joining those fans. How ’bout dem Cowboys!
Just like every offseason, there’s contract disuptes. The keyword is Offseason we’re two days away from the 2019 Season Opener and Zeke Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys have yet to come to terms on an extension. Zeke has two years left on his current deal where he’s set to make $9M in 2020. Zeke is looking for some stability with a new and improved contract.
There’s no doubt in my mind that a deal will get done. Jerry oays his players very well. He never holds back with his contracts. This offseason, he’s opened talks with Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper and Zeke Elliott. He’s also signed La’el Collins, Demarcus Lawrence and Jaylon Smith to huge contracts. Lawrence is the third highest paid defensive player making $21M/year.
Zeke is worth the money, the offense can function without him but it won’t thrive. Jerry Jones is on the record saying that the offense will work without Zeke. Zeke being in the lineup opens up opportunities for Dak to spread the ball more. In his three years in the NFL, Zeke has accumulated over 4000 rushing yards and 28 TDs.
Zeke refused a contract that would make him the second highest paid Runningback in the league. He refused because he feels, as well as a lot of the public, that he’s the best in the league and shpuld be paid as such.