Ezekiel Elliott wants a new contract from the Dallas Cowboys.
It’s becoming apparent that Elliott is serious about a potential holdout in order to achieve his goal of getting a new deal from the Cowboys.
Elliott, entering into his 4th season with the team, is seeking a new deal that would potentially make him the highest paid running back in the NFL.
With two years left on his deal, it appears that Elliott is unwilling to wait for the Cowboys to take care of Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper ahead of him.
Pro Football Talk reports that Elliott plans to skip the start of Cowboys training camp, and instead will reportedly be out of the country.
If you are a Cowboys fan, news of Elliott’s plans to skip the start of camp should be concerning.
Elliott, who is due nearly $4 million this season, and a little over $9 million next season, has led the NFL in rushing in 2 of his first 3 seasons.
While his off the field issues have been well-documented, his production when on the field is unquestioned.
So far, the Cowboys have appeared to be unwilling to move at Elliott’s pace to expedite contract talks.
That could all change if Elliott plans to have a protracted holdout.
One date that Cowboys may be banking for Elliott to report to camp, is August 6th.
That is the date that Elliott would have to report to camp to get an accrued 4th season toward unrestricted free agency.
If he reports after that date, he can’t hold out of 2020 training camp and still hit the unrestricted free agency market, this according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports.
The Cowboys are not immune to drama, and this piece of news is sure to shake up the start of an important camp for the Cowboys this season.
Training camp for the Cowboys officially opens Saturday, July 27th.
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