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The Cowboys And Ezekiel Elliott Finally Agreed To A $90 Million Contract Extension


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Ezekiel Elliott spent his offseason trying to get a new contract from the Dallas Cowboys, and on Wednesday morning, his gamble paid off. According to Todd Archer of ESPN.com, the Cowboys have handed their superstar running back a six-year contract extension that will pay him $90 million, making him the highest-paid running back ever.

Beyond the gigantic total number, Elliott’s new deal will also set a record for the most guaranteed money for a running back in league history. Elliott will receive $50 million guaranteed, surpassing the $45 million the Los Angeles Rams gave Todd Gurley when he signed his extension with the team last year.

The Cowboys appeared to have announced the news with a tweet that just featured an emoji, to which Elliott replied with a GIF of himself eating.

The team then announced that Elliott did, indeed, come to terms on an extension.

The move comes four days before Dallas begins its season against the New York Giants. According to Jane Slater of NFL Network, there is a plan to ease Elliott into the team’s running back rotation.

Even if the team paid a whole lot of money to a player at a position that has been devalued over the last few years, getting Elliott back and ready to go for the 2019 campaign is huge. He is the best running back in football and a crucial piece to what the team tries to do on offense, having led the league in rushing yards in two of his three seasons as a professional. The Cowboys now get to focus their attention on trying to come to terms on a deal with Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper, but for now, the team can take solace in knowing one major piece of their core isn’t going anywhere any time soon.

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