Cowboys Notes: Elliott, Garrett, Lawrence

Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett says he has stayed in contact with Ezekiel Elliott during his holdout (Twitter link via Jon Machota of The Athletic). He went on to say that the conversations have been “all very positive,” though there’s still no word on when Elliott will show up for work.

Publicly, both sides are attempting to paint a fairly rosy picture of what’s taking place. Last week, a story likely leaked from Elliott’s camp indicated that he is in shape and ready to go for the upcoming season, despite his absence from practice. Meanwhile, Garrett was quick to tell reporters that he is on good terms with his star running back.

While we wait for movement on the Elliott front, here’s more from Dallas:

  • The Cowboys are set to activate defensive linemen DeMarcus Lawrence and Tyrone Crawford from the PUP list, a source tells ESPN.com’s Todd Archer (on Twitter). Lawrence had shoulder surgery soon after signing his five-year, $101MM contract in April and has been out of action for the last few months. Crawford, meanwhile, is working through a hip issue that kept him out of the offseason program. Unfortunately, safety Byron Jones (hip) and receiver Noah Brown (knee) remain on PUP.
  • This week, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones acknowledged that a new deal for Dak Prescott would put him in the top tier of compensation for NFL quarterbacks.
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10 comments on “Cowboys Notes: Elliott, Garrett, Lawrence

  1. jorge78

    Tell Elliott to be a man and show up and honor his contract!
    What a diva!

  2. jorge78

    Dak isn’t worth top tier money.
    Let him walk!
    Reality will hit him in the nuts!

    • earmbrister

      Reality will hit Cowboy fans in the nuts if Prescott walks.

      Matt Cassel
      Brandon Weeden
      Vinny Testaverde
      Drew Henson
      Quincy Carter
      Chad Hutchinson
      Anthony Wright
      Clint Stoerner

      Is that enough reality for you?

      • GeauxRangers

        Also Paxton Lynch, Connor Cook, I feel like I’m missing someone. Cowboys do a great job of drafting but got lucky at QB without a doubt.

        • earmbrister

          I was naming some of the stellar QBs that have actually played for the Boys. We definitely dodged a bullet or two with Lynch and Cook. Never liked Cook. Speaks volumes that he wasn’t one of the Captains on his college team. Reminds me of the movie Draft Day.

          We got lucky with Prescott AND Romo.

          • CursedRangers

            Nice job on putting together the list of QB’s. I also think an argument could be made that Dak got lucky being a starting QB for the Cowboys. This team had a great O-Line, a top notch RB, and a HOF unselfish TE (Whitten) in place. By no means am I saying that any QB could thrive with the Cowboys. Rather if Dak was drafted by Browns, Tampa, etc, he would likely be on a similar list to what you put together.

  3. BuckarooBanzai

    what’s the point of a contract when this BS is becoming a trend?

    that’s not me “taking the side of the owners”, that’s me saying honor your word

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