Cowboys And Elliott "Agree In Principle" On Deal, Press Conference Scheduled Wednesday

105.3 The Fan
September 03, 2019 - 2:04 pm

UPDATE (6:00 a.m. September 4th) - The long-awaited standoff is finally over as the Dallas Cowboys and star running back Ezekiel Elliott have come to terms on a 6-year, $90 million contract extension, according to reports.  Read More! 

UPDATE (5:38 p.m.) - Ezekiel Elliott is back in Dallas, arriving at DFW Airport Tuesday afternoon. When asked what the status of Ezekiel Elliott's contract was, his agent Rocky Arceneaux said it's "very, very close."

Related: Report: Cowboys Deal In Final Stages, Press Conference Anticipated By Wednesday

When asked if Elliott will be ready to go for Week 1 against the Giants, Arceneaux said, "I think Zeke showed his commitment by coming back to Dallas, so we didn't come here not to do a deal. I think he's committed and both sides are."

Arceneaux added that Elliott is excited to be back in Dallas and he "absolutely" wants to be a Cowboy long-term. 

DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) - The long-awaited standoff is finally over as the Dallas Cowboys and star running back Ezekiel Elliott have agreed in principle to a deal, according to 105.3 The Fan's Ben Rogers. 

Terms of the deal are unknown. 

The timing of the deal is important as it allows Elliott to be at the Star for a Wednesday practice and even a press conference, Rogers said on the air Tuesday.

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Elliott was returning to Dallas from Cabo San Lucas and Yahoo's Charles Robinson added that Elliott's representation was also on the flight. 

Elliott was later photgraphed on a plane assumingly headed from Cabo to Dallas. 

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones appeared on 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday morning and suggested the two sides had made progress on a contract extension that will make Elliott one of the highest-paid running backs in the history of the NFL.

"We'll see how today goes," Jones said. "We'll see how tomorrow goes. We'll see how the ensuing hours pan out."

Jones said that he was "hopeful" to have the star running back available to play in Sunday's season opener against the visiting New York Giants. There are others here in the building who aren't as certain -- even as the consensus is that during Elliott's holdout in Cabo, he worked to stay in shape.

Jones said the Cowboys are preparing to win against the Giants "with the people that we have out here now.'' But Ezekiel Elliott will now be one of those "people.''