Cowboys Officially Extend Ezekiel Elliott
He will now be available in Dallas' Week 1 showdown against the New York Giants
It’s official. The Dallas Cowboys gave Ezekiel Elliott his extension.
The #Cowboys & RB Ezekiel Elliott agree on a 6-year, $90M extension that makes him the highest-paid RB in the NFL, sources tell me and @SlaterNFL. Roughly half guaranteed. In all, it's $103M over 8 years—the 1st Cowboy to eclipse $100M in total value, the richest RB contract.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 4, 2019
Not only that, but now Elliott will play in limited fashion against the New York Giants on Sunday.
Ahead of Ezekiel Elliott’s first team practice since June, I’m told the plan right now is about 20-25 reps on Sunday, rookie Tony Pollard behind him and FB Jamize Olawale as your best blitz pickup guy on 3rd downs. Things can always change but this is the plan heading into today.— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) September 4, 2019
This is important news for the Cowboys, who will not fully have to miss out on the production from their star back.
Cowboys and RB Ezekiel Elliott agreed to a 6-yr/$90M extension ($50M guaranteed), per @toddarcher and @WerderEdESPN. That is the most guaranteed money ever given to a RB.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 4, 2019
Zeke is 1 of 3 players in NFL history to lead league in Rush yds per game in each of his first 3 seasons. pic.twitter.com/lcoHtNLsax
Shortly after the news broke, the Cowboys remained 7-point home favorites. However, keep an eye on line movement from now until kickoff on the “Games” tab.