Ezekiel Elliot signed a $90M contract with Dallas Cowboys to become the richest running back. Ezekiel Elliott has agreed to a six-year, $90 million contract extension with the Dallas Cowboys. This contract has made him the highest paid running back in NFL history, surpassing Todd Gurley’s four year; $60 Million deal signed last year. Elliott’s deal also tops Gurley’s in guaranteed money, with Zeke securing $50 million from the Cowboys as opposed to Gurley’s $45 million from the Los Angeles Rams.
Todd congratulated Zeke on twitter.
Surpassing Gurley’s contract was reportedly a talking point during negotiations between Elliott and the Cowboys, but it appears as though both sides have come to an agreement that will give the Dallas superstar a chance to suit up for Week 1.
Pantoni tweeted about how he started from bottom and now he is the highest paid NFL RB.
In reply to that, Zeke retweeted:
For a while, it looked as though Elliott’s holdout would last into the regular season, as both he and the Cowboys refused to budge on their wants. Elliot was looking to get paid like the top-tier running back that he’s proved himself to be in previous seasons. Conversely, the Cowboys had plenty of other players to pay, and as Elliott still had two years left on his rookie contract, they likely wished to put off paying him as long as possible.
“I’m operating as though right now he’s going to miss regular-season games,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said after the team’s final preseason game on Thursday. While the holdout threatened to last into the season, on Wednesday the deal came together, reuniting the Cowboys with their most dangerous offensive weapon and securing Elliott’s future with the franchise through 2026.
Dallas opens the season at home against the New York Giants on Sunday.