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Report: Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys Not Close on Contract Extension

The saga surrounding the contract negotiations between the and star doesn't look like it will come to an end any time soon. Jane Slater from the is reporting that an “informed source” states that the two sides aren't close to getting a completed that could make Ezekiel Elliott the highest-paid running back in the NFL.

The discussions took a turn late last week as the Dallas Cowboys left for , California and Ezekiel Elliott was listed as a “did not ” after missing his scheduled physical on Friday. Then Elliott left for to train while the Dallas Cowboys and his representatives continue to hash things out over his contract extension.

With the report that “everything” is a sticking point in the negotiations at this point, there doesn't appear to be an end in sight.

The Dallas Cowboys recently reunited with Running Back who should now be seen as insurance if Elliott isn't available to start the season and if and the rookie running backs and are unable to handle the running back responsibilities.

The Cowboys don't open the regular season for 39 days when they host the . That's plenty of time for the Dallas Cowboys and Ezekiel Elliott to come to an agreement.

Until then, the Dallas Cowboys get to see what Tony Pollard and Mike Weber can do with the first-team and Ezekiel Elliott gets to avoid any of the bumps and bruises that come with .

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Let him walk and be done with the cancer!

Mike Derner

He’s by far the best offensive player…


This guy is trouble and will continue to be a cancer. He has never grown up and giving him tons of money won’t cure anything. Dump him.

Jeff Goodman

hold him to his contract, even if he sits out all year, he will still owe the Cowboys 2 years, and they can still refuse to extend the contract in a non-contract year.

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