Stephen Jones: No Timetable For Elliott Extension

May 06, 2019 - 12:04 pm

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Cowboys would prefer to lock up their star running back to a long-term deal but no deal is close to getting done. Instead, the club appears to be focusing on extensions with Amari Cooper and Dak Prescott rather than Ezekiel Elliott. 

"Well, I think those are all a work in progress," Stephen Jones said Friday in regards to the Cooper and Prescott deals via Pro Football Talk. "Certainly we've got a couple years there with Zeke to get that done. We certainly want to get him done. He's the straw, if you will, that stirs our drink. He's a key part of what we're about. Those things take time to get done. They don't happen overnight. Certainly, he's a priority in terms of ultimately getting him signed. There hasn't really been a timetable put on this."

Dallas picked up the fifth-year option on Elliott's rookie contract last month. 

In 2018, Elliott led the NFL in rushing with 1,434 yards on 304 carries. It was the second time Elliott won the league's rushing title in his three years in the league.