Ezekiel Elliott

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Report: Ezekiel Elliott will not play without new deal

Andrew Porter
August 06, 2019 - 9:35 am

Well, the Ezekiel Elliott situation continues. 

According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, the star Dallas Cowboys RB will not play in 2019 without a new contract. 

Anderson adds Dallas still believes it is unlikely that Zeke does not play this season and "Jerry Jones wants to get a deal done."

Elliott, 24, was the Cowboys' fourth overall pick in 2016. Elliott, who is still on his rookie deal, has a 2019 base salary of just $3,853,137 and an average annual salary of $6,239,085, which is 10th among NFL RBs. 

Elliott has rushed for over 4,000 yards in 40 career games, to go along with 28 rushing touchdowns and 135 catches / 1,199 yards / 6 TDs in the passing game. 

NFL Network reporter Jane Slater says the Cowboys have "generous" offers on the table for Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper, and Elliott.