New York Jets RB Le’Veon Bell expresses support for Ezekiel Elliott

Florence Fletcher
August 11, 2019

Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott's push for a new contract could lead to some significant financial penalties in the short term, including the loss of part or all of his 2019 salary. They've yet to extend the contracts of quarterback Dak Prescott, receiver Amari Cooper, or cornerback Byron Jones, and they'll need to get those deals done before the start of the 2020 season.

Follow the ceng on Cowboys page for the latest breaking news, rumors and content! Elliott has two years left on his rookie contract, but wants to become the highest-paid player at his position - now.

Elliott is under contract through 2020. But the show must go on, and the Cowboys are set to open up their preseason against the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday night.

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has indicated that the Cowboys are wary of paying a running back the kind of money that Elliott is looking for.

Elliott might not be Dallas' most important player, but he is nearly certainly their best player. However, Elliott has also been involved in several off-field incidents, including a confrontation with a bouncer during the offseason that triggered an National Football League investigation and a six-game suspension for personal conduct policy violations in 2017. But that was before then-Pittsburgh running back Le'veon Bell held out the entire 2018 season in pursuit of a new deal. He has tallied 4,048 rushing yards in three seasons, as well as a pair of All-Pro nominations.

Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys runs the ball in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at AT&T Stadium on October 1, 2017 in Arlington, Texas.

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