Cowboys Make Massive Offer To Ezekiel Elliott

The Cowboys, regardless of Jerrah’s “Zeke who?” charades, value their top running back very much. According to Ed Werder of ESPN.com (Twitter link), Dallas has made an offer to Ezekiel Elliott that would make him one of the two highest-paid running backs in the league.

Todd Gurley, who is the highest paid running back in the league, has an average annual salary of approximately $14.38MM. Le’Veon Bell, who signed a deal this offseason, makes $13.13MM per season and is currently the second highest-paid back by AAV.

It’s been reported that Elliot is looking for a deal with annual values in the $15MM range. It would be surprising if he hits that mark but getting close seems like a realistic outcome given Werder’s report.

Members of the franchise have remained in contract with Elliott throughout his holdout with Jason Garrett describing the conversations as “very positive.”

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19 comments on “Cowboys Make Massive Offer To Ezekiel Elliott

  1. CursedRangers

    Idiot if he doesn’t sign soon. All these Cowboy contract negotiations are reminding me when Nerlens Noel got too greedy with the Mavs and ended up with his tail between his legs

    • Sirsleepit

      Much different scenario though. Seek is a game changing talent and Noel is a backup center..

    • elscorcho the marlin
      elscorcho the marlin

      It’s an accurate description, in this case. He would be one of the two highest paid players. Until they know the exact details, they can’t say second highest, or highest.

  2. 3jr236

    he hasnt even been playing… i see him signing and then getting hurt early bc of it.

  3. of9376

    I’m not sure I understand the logic behind this contract. He has two years plus a franchise tag before he’s a free agent (at age 27). Why spend huge money on him when he hasn’t shown any semblance of a professional? He’s one drunken hotel party away from being the next Ray Rice.

    • bigjonliljon

      Well said. Let him at least live up to one more year of his contract without getting into trouble. Then revisit contract during off season. If he doesn’t like that… let him sit. He won’t sit out long once he realizes no new contract.

  4. crosseyedlemon

    The source is ESPN so I’ll return in an hour to read the retraction.

  5. greg7274

    Something he needs to realize, is Bell in NJ and Gurley in CA, play and get paid in areas of very high state and local income taxes. They use that as leverage in their contract negotiating… leverage Zeke does not have, nor have to worry about in a no-income-tax state like TX.
    Take the money and count your blessings guy, you probably have the highest “net earnings” of the 3 RBs.

  6. fungie22

    Reminds me of Juan Gonzalez he could have made 167MM but got greedy and never caw as close to making that money back.

  7. goldenmisfit

    I believe when estimating a contract of a player in the national football league One must value how good is that team when that player cannot play and is out of the lineup. In 2017 while serving a six game suspension for something mind you they had no evidence of the Dallas Cowboys were 2-4 then when he returned the final 10 games they were 7-3. On NFL network last week Steve Mariucci said it best when he said “Ezekiel is the straw that stirs the drink in Dallas“ he should be the biggest priority for a contract out of the three and while I don’t think he should get 15 million a year I do agree he is definitely worth more than Todd gurley but then again I did not think Todd was worth over 14 a year. I would offer Elliot for years 55 million 40 million guaranteed with a 20 million signing bonus.

  8. Thronson5

    *Jerrys not Jerrahs. Unless I’m missing something I believe that is a type.

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