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    REPORT: Cowboys Increase Offer to RB Elliott; Nearing Gurley Money

    The have upped their offer to star Running Back Ezekiel Elliott, reportedly nearing the league-leading amount that the gave last year. They hope to end Zeke's which has kept him away from the team since the start of .

    This report from 105.3 The Fan comes less then two weeks before the Cowboys open the 2019 regular season against the . While Zeke didn't play in any games last year, we'd certainly like to see him practicing with his teammates in the days leading up to real games.

     

    The last reported offer to Elliott would have made him the second-highest-paid RB in the league, putting him between Gurley and . But after leading the NFL in rushing YPG the last three seasons, Zeke deservedly believes he should be the top earner at his position.

    Unfortunately, the Cowboys are trying to combat what teams like the Rams and Jets have done to the RB market. They don't think any RB is worth what Gurley got, and they are trying to avoid topping that amount and limiting themselves with other salary needs throughout the roster.

    But the Cowboys' potential cap woes aren't Elliott's problem. He's playing the league's most dangerous position for risk and shortened careers. You can't blame Zeke for trying to get paid now before one bad hit kills his leverage.

    Will this increased offer be enough to end the holdout and get Elliott back in the fold? We should find out soon.

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    Jess Haynie
    Jess Haynie
    Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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    Larry

    Bring Demarco Murray back. Zeke has played just over half his current contract, I’m over him

    James Carpenter

    Faulk is a Cowboy hater, so whatever input he has is null and void.

    elindio42

    Faulk was dispatched to Cabo to keep Zeke from returning to Dallas where he might have felt pressure from Cowboy players and fans.

    Corey

    I actually used to like Marshall Faulk, it’s too bad he chose to flap his big mouth about a bunch of B.S. It would have been really nice if Faulk would have gone down there and taught that candy-ass crybaby Zeke how to be a man, and honor his current contract. No this old “has been” went down there and stroked the crybaby’s ego. What’s to keep Zeke from pulling the very same crap 2 or 3 years into a new contract? Nothing! I say give him one offer, and he’ll either take it or leave it, and if he leaves it, I would let him sit for the whole season. Why reward him for this crap.

    Derek Robinson

    Why not give Zeke the exact same contract as Gurley. With 1 million more guaranteed.

    Derek Robinson

    Why Faulk? Why not the top RB in history E. Smith. In the end Zeke will have better numbers than Faulk anyway.

    Derek Robinson

    For some reason everybody wants to get involved in anything Cowboys. These haters will go to any length to keep this team from jelling. I don’t know why but Faulk is trying to fill Zeke head with that BS. Hell the eagirls even went as far as to put up a billboard with Jerry’s Zeke who joke on it. Who the hell does that!! This team is destined to win a SB “THIS YEAR” So get ready.

    Michael Clark

    Why Faulk, he has been in Zeke, ear since he was 16. Same agent. Rather we like it or not Faulk spoke some truth alot of those players would have like to Owner of Men comment was because Jerry wants his way and doesn’t allow them real attachment. Diehard Cowboy fan but there is more than football we all work jobs. Trade Zeke most people are saying. But we want see SB w/o him. Guarantees is what Zeke is after. Miller from Houston dont know his future. I’m the best pay me what I’m worth my 2cents.