The Dallas Cowboys and Ezekiel Elliott have agreed on a $90 million, six-year contract extension that will make him the NFLs highest-paid running back and end a holdout that lasted the entire preseason, a person with knowledge of the agreement said Wednesday.
The breakthrough was finalized the morning of the teams first full workout before Sundays opener at home against the New York Giants. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal hasnt been announced.
Elliott will get $50 million guaranteed. The $15 million-per-year average on the extension surpasses the $14.4 million Todd Gurley got from the Los Angeles Rams last summer. Gurleys guarantee was $45 million.