It seems as if Dallas Cowboys All-Pro Ezekiel Elliott hasn’t been letting his time go to waste in Cabo. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, his weight is in the low 220s, the lowest since his rookie season.
While he is away from the Cowboys, Ezekiel Elliott’s weight is in the low 220s, the lowest it has been since his rookie year, per source. If and when the two sides can work out a deal, Elliott will be all ready to go.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 15, 2019
On July 25th, when the team boarded a plane to head to Oxnard, CA for training camp, their star running back was not present and hasn’t been since. Seemingly using the only leverage he has, the talks of a contract extension between his representation and the Dallas Cowboys are ongoing.
Last month on 1310 The Ticket, Cowboys Executive Vice President, Stephen Jones, let it be known that the organization has no plans of setting the market with any future contracts.
“We’ve got three really good football players that we’re dealing with here and that have very good representation. And they want to see the market,” Jones said, via Jon Machota of The Athletic. “We can’t push the issue unless we want to be a market-setter. And we’re damn sure not going to be a market-setter, because of all the things that go with being a Dallas Cowboy.
“We want to be fair. We want our players to feel good about their contract. But at the same time, we don’t want to do things that are out of line because we can’t afford to be that way. Whether it’s Dak, whether it’s Amari, whether it’s Zeke, they all understand we’ve got a whole group of young players coming behind them that want to be Dallas Cowboys and want to stay here. When we save money, whether it’s with Dak, whether it’s with Zeke, whether it’s with Amari, it’s not saving Jerry and I a dollar. It’s just money that’s going to go to another player. We’re very convinced that we’re going to get these deals done.”
As the contractual song and dance between Elliott and the Cowboys continue, it appears that he’ll be ready whenever the two sides reach a new deal. Until then, we play the waiting game in this chess battle.