Ezekiel Elliott Signs 6-Year Extension With Cowboys

Alan Scaia
September 04, 2019 - 12:34 pm
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FRISCO (1080 KRLD) - Running back Ezekiel Elliott has ended his hold-out and signed a six year contract extension with the Dallas Cowboys.

The Cowboys announced the deal Wednesday morning after Elliott returned from Mexico late Tuesday night. 

"He's wanted to be here," says Coach Jason Garrett. "Sometimes the business side of things get in the way, but he's been champing at the bit, communicating with our players and coaches."

The Cowboys say Elliott's deal is six years, $90 million. Fifty million is guaranteed. The contract will  take effect in two more seasons when his rookie contract runs out.

Outside The Star, Cowboys fans say they were glad Elliott will be ready to play against the New York Giants this Sunday.

"I think it was long overdue. I think it was posturing on Jerry Jones' part," one fan said.

Garrett says Elliott rarely played in preseason games. He says the team will watch his workload against the Giants, but he says Elliott participated in the team meeting and practice Wednesday.

"Certainly, you want talented guys, but you want guys who are the right kind of guys," he says. "I believe we have that. We're going to come to work today and try to have our best Wednesday, preparing for the Giants on Sunday."