Dallas Cowboys finally offered Ezekiel Elliot the much-awaited contract extension and it is bigger than we all imagined. The Cowboys on Wednesday morning announced that they have signed Elliot for a new six-year, $90 million contract extension deal with $50 million guaranteed. Zeke already had around $12.9 million left of his two-year rookie deal, which makes the final total more than $100 million.
Done deal ✔️@EzekielElliott signs 6-year contract extension.
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) September 4, 2019
Jerry Jones, the man behind all this and owner of Dallas Cowboys NFL club came in front of the camera and explained his views over the deal. Although, Jones says Elliot deserves the money but deep down he is not happy with Elliot’s new contract and says he was highly overpaid.
Massive deal for a Running Back
The whole issues between Ezekiel Elliot and Jerry Jones started when the rich businessman made a joke saying, “Zeke, Who?” after an NFL preseason game. The Cowboys were ready to offer Elliot a contract extension but he wanted the highest deal surpassing $60 million of Todd Gurley and the LA Rams.
🌩 Thunder God Mode: Activated 🌩
— Samuel Silverman (@SammySilv) September 4, 2019
NFL running back doesn’t have a long career and hence no one pays them a high price. Zeke getting the massive deal has a lot of factors involved and the primary one is not related to NFL. Jerry Jones recently acquired an energy company whose stocks rose up by 16% and hence he had the money to make Elliot as the highest-paid RB in the history of NFL.
Prescott, Cooper and Elliot
Ezekiel Elliot is further important to the Cowboys as he is one of the best in the game and has amazing numbers. Despite getting suspended in 6 games, Zeke still leads the league in rushing yards with more than 4000 yards and 34 touchdowns. The quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Amari Cooper are also asking for more money and there is no option rather than to pay them.
Ezekiel Elliott was asked about what he wants to see in Dak Prescott's contract negotiations: "I want to see it get done. I want to play with him for the rest of my career."
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 4, 2019
• DeMarcus Lawrence: 5-yrs, $105M w/ $65M guaranteed
• Jaylon Smith: 5-yrs, $64.5M w/ $35.5M guaranteed.
• La’el Collins: 5-yrs, $50M w/ $35M guaranteed.
• Ezekiel Elliott: 6-yrs, $90M w/ $50M guaranteed.
—> Still waiting: Dak, Amari & Byron Jones.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) September 4, 2019
Prescott, Cooper and Elliot form a solid offensive trio and the Cowboys can’t miss any of them. But since they have paid Elliot so much, the other team members would also want a part of the pie and it would soon become a financial mess for the Dallas Cowboys.