Ezekiel Elliott apparently wants to stay and help the Dallas Cowboys compete, and he is prepared to do whatever it takes to make that happen, even forgoing compensation.
Since Elliott’s $10.9 million salary and associated financial cap impact could be costly to the franchise, his future with the team has been a hot topic in NFL circles. He actually owes $42.9 million in base pay and $54.74 million in cap hits over the following four seasons.
It might be challenging for the Cowboys to relocate given Elliott’s compensation.
Dallas has to strengthen the squad to go over the playoff hump following their most recent loss to the San Francisco 49ers, and Tony Pollard is due for a new contract.
According to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News, Elliott is reportedly open to reworking his deal in order to remain in Dallas and maintain the team’s financial freedom to improve the roster.
According to a person familiar with Elliott’s thinking, who spoke to The Dallas Morning News on Monday afternoon, “the running back is willing to accept a pay cut this summer, realizing that a lesser contract can better fit him into the franchise’s goals.” Gehlken reported.
Ezekiel Elliott expressed his intention to continue with the team after their postseason elimination following the loss to the 49ers, but it is still unclear whether he will actually do it.
The Cowboys will undoubtedly have an easier time handling Tony Pollard’s new contract if Elliott decides to accept a pay cut. Additionally, it might provide the Cowboys with more chances to develop their squad. The Dallas fans can only wait to watch what Elliott and the Cowboys accomplish this off-season for the time being.