Zeke On Cowboys Contract Talks: 'I'm Not Concerned'

May 16, 2019 - 11:59 am
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By: Josh Clark and Mike Fisher 

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Count running back Ezekiel Elliott as another Cowboys player who isn't worried about his contract status. 

Elliott spoke about a possible contract extension at the Cowboys Home Run Derby at Frisco's Dr. Pepper Ballpark on Wednesday night. 

"I’m not concerned,” Zeke told reporters, including 105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher. 

Elliott was then asked to elaborate a little bit on how he deals with all the noise surrounding contract talks?

“Just go out there and play football,'' he said. "Do what I’ve been doing."

The Cowboys have suggested on numerous occasions this offseason that Elliott is one of several players they'd like to sign to a long-term contract extension. 

"Well, I think those are all a work in progress," Stephen Jones said earlier this month in regards to the Amari Cooper and Dak Prescott negotiations, 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."

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. 

The Cowboys used a fourth-round pick on Memphis running back Tony Pollard and a seventh-round pick on Ohio State back Mike Weber to help ease the burden on Elliott in 2019, but it appears Zeke isn't ready to slow down. 

“I haven’t worn down yet,” Elliott said. 

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