Cowboys Get Massive Ezekiel Elliott Contract Update

Tyler Maher
The Dallas Cowboys have received a huge update on Ezekiel Elliott's contract situation.
The Dallas Cowboys have received a huge update on Ezekiel Elliott's contract situation. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Ezekiel Elliott has earned a lot of money from the Dallas Cowboys since starting his NFL career there in 2016. He's currently in the middle of a six-year, $90 million contract extension that runs through the 2016 season.

With so much money in the bank and plenty more on the way, Elliott suggested that he'd be willing to take less from the Cowboys in order to remain with them.

Ezekiel Elliott Pay Cut

Elliott, 27, has spent his entire seven-year career with Dallas and is now a fixture there. The Cowboys took him with the fourth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and immediately watched him blossom into one of the best running backs in the NFL.

While Elliott's production has declined in recent years, Dallas has emerged as a perennial contender after back-to-back 12-win seasons. While the Cowboys haven't won a Super Bowl since Elliott was only a few months old, the roster is talented and has the potential to win one soon.

Elliott must really like Dallas, his teammates and his coaching staff if he's willing to take a pay cut to stay there. Taking less money would also make it easier for the Cowboys to keep him on their roster while still pursuing their goal of building a championship-caliber team.

It remains to be seen if Elliott's salary is reduced, but Dallas may take him up on that offer, especially if backfield mate Tony Pollard leaves in free agency.

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