(beginning at the 42-second mark):

“There’s this perception out there about negotiations that there’s these ongoing talks that go on hours at a time, and that’s just not the case. You kind of set the boundaries of where you think it should be, and certainly they’re all represented by very sharp people and they’re trying to do the best for their client. You kind of sit there and you stew on it, you think about it, you’re always trying to think of something that might bridge the gap. But at the end of the day, this is a distribution dilemma for us.”

If Elliott’s holdout lasts longer than anticipated, veteran Alfred Morris, Darius Jackson and rookies Tony Pollard and Mike Weber are the Cowboys’ top backfield options.

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