Cowboys Running Back Ezekiel Elliott Heading To Mexico Amid Contract Holdout

July 29, 2019 - 12:11 pm

OXNARD (105.3 The Fan) - Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is not on his way to Oxnard, California. Instead, he's heading to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico, a source tells 105.3 The Fan's Kevin Turner. 

Turner adds that Elliott is likely heading to Cabo not to party, but to train while the team hammers out a contract extension after he failed to show up to camp on time last week. Elliott notably worked out in Cabo during his suspension from the NFL in 2017. 

"We expect everybody that's under contract to be here at camp," Jerry Jones said when asked about Elliott's absence at the team's State of the Union Friday. 

Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said that he is in discussions with Elliott's agent on a new contract.

"We feel optimistic that things usually work themselves out," Stephen Jones said. "We've been doing this for 30 years, so we're not surprised. It's a business."

Elliott, 24, has two years remaining on his rookie deal, which will pay him over $3 million this year. But he'd like to be paid more than $10 million a season.

The Cowboys have said they plan on signing Elliott to an extension, but indicated that new deals for quarterback Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper took precedence because they are heading into the final year of their deals.