There’s no telling when Ezekiel Elliott will report to the Cowboys, but it sounds like he’s ready to go at any time. Currently, Elliott’s weight is in the low 220s, the lowest it has been since his rookie year, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (Twitter link) hears.
Elliott’s weight has been a cause for concern in the past. Known for his midriff cut-off jerseys, Elliott has taken some flack for being seen with a (minor) amount of belly fat in place of his once-defined abs. Nitpicking aside, Elliott’s apparently solid conditioning is a good indicator that he is prepared to play football this season, despite his reported threat to miss games if he does not get a new deal.
The Cowboys have reportedly pitched a contract to Elliott that would be closer to Le’Veon Bell‘s than Todd Gurley‘s, making Elliott the second-highest paid running back in the league. Zeke, meanwhile, is probably gunning for the top RB spot.
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