Source: Ezekiel Elliott Returning From Cabo This Weekend, Cowboys Deal Imminent

105.3 The Fan
August 23, 2019 - 8:48 am

DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) - Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will be returning to the DFW area this weekend as the Cowboys continue preseason action without him, but a contract is imminent, according to The Fan's sources. 

Sources also say that Elliott will not miss any Dallas Cowboys regular season games. 

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Reports suggest that Elliott's deal will be much closer to the Gurley deal ($60 million deal with $45 million guaranteed) than the Bell deal (four-year $52 million deal with $27 million guaranteed) and it's likely the Cowboys will make Zeke earn more of the guarantee.

Earlier this week the Cowboys extended linebacker Jaylon Smith, making him a top-5 paid player at his position, and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Smith's deal would leave, "less pie" to extend Elliot, Dak Prescott, and Amari Cooper. "There is less pie left. Make no bones about it," Jones said, before repeating "there is less pie."

However, Jones also noted that there would still be enough money left to sign all three players. "The reason there is pie left is because we have kept some left. That's why we're going to be where we are because we're going to have some pie left for others," Jones said before touching on the importance of being a Cowboy when it comes to future career earnings outside of football. 

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