Ezekiel Elliott provide leaks as NFL pal hits Dak Prescott with ‘bum’ diss

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Ezekiel Elliott may grow to be the second-highest paid operating again within the NFL.

On Thursday, ESPN reported the Cowboys supplied Elliott a contract price greater than Le’Veon Bell’s four-year, $52.5 million contract with the Jets however lower than Todd Gurley’s four-year, $57.5 million take care of the Rams.

Elliott, who is because of make a base wage of $3.85 million this season, and the Cowboys have been negotiating a contract extension for a while, with the two-time dashing champion sitting out of coaching camp and notifying the workforce final week that he wouldn’t play this season with no new contract. He was just lately seen {golfing} in Mexico.

In the course of the 2019 NFL mix, Cowboys government vice chairman Stephen Jones stated that negotiations with Elliott would possible begin round Gurley’s deal, however Bell’s contract with the Jets supposedly shifted the market.

In latest weeks, Stephen and proprietor Jerry Jones have ratcheted up the hyperbole across the negotiations. Jerry stated, “Zeke, who?” after rookie operating again Troy Pollard had a standout preseason sport, angering Elliott and Elliott’s agent, Rocky Arceneaux.

Elliott’s holdout comes as Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and vast receiver Amari Cooper every have one yr left on their offers and are negotiating contract extensions as nicely. Linebacker Jaylon Smith signed a five-year, $64 million extension this week.

Corridor of Fame operating again Marshall Faulk helps Elliott practice in Mexico, and added some gas to the rising discord between Elliott and America’s Workforce.

“This child has principally carried this workforce the previous three years,” Faulk stated of Elliott on the “Wealthy Eisen Present.”

“I’ll be sincere with you: If I’m Zeke and I used to be sitting down and I noticed that they signed Jaylon Smith, I’m pissed. I’m simply saying, I’m pissed.”

Faulk additionally recommended Prescott would grow to be a “bum” after the quarterback will get his extension.

It’s unclear if the Cowboys are implementing fines on Elliott — which might go as much as $40,000 per day — for lacking coaching camp. Ought to his holdout proceed into the common season, Elliott may probably owe the Cowboys as a lot as $226,000 per week. In April, the Cowboys picked up the fifth-year choice on Elliott’s contract, which means he’ll get $9.1 million subsequent yr if he doesn’t obtain a brand new contract.

Since coming into the league because the No. Four general decide in 2016, Elliott has led the NFL in dashing with 4,048 yards. He posted 1,434 dashing yards and 6 scores final season, in addition to 567 yards and three touchdowns receiving.