After picking up Elliott’s fifth-year rookie option, Dallas executive vice president Stephen Jones stressed that a deal will get done, but there’s no rush as it pertains to the NFL’s reigning rushing leader.
Via Pro Football Talk:
“Well, I think those are all a work in progress,” Jones said Friday in regards to the Cooper and Prescott deals via Pro Football Talk. “Certainly we’ve got a couple years there with Zeke to get that done. We certainly want to get him done. He’s the straw, if you will, that stirs our drink. He’s a key part of what we’re about. Those things take time to get done. They don’t happen overnight. Certainly he’s a priority in terms of ultimately getting him signed. There hasn’t really been a timetable put on this.”
In 2018, Elliott ran to his second rushing title in three seasons with 1,434 yards on a league-high 304 carries. The third-year back and two-time Pro Bowler likewise led the NFL with 381 touches as he added 77 receptions for 567 yards.
Thus, a new deal for Elliott is likely a more pressing issue considering the shelf life of a running back who touches the ball as much as he does.
Zeke better hope he doesn’t get seriously injured.
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