Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott retweets Joe Thomas’ opinion on how contracts should be done for elite players
Recent reports suggest that the Dallas Cowboys have offered to make Ezekiel Elliott the second-highest paid running back in the NFL. However, a quick scroll through his social media indicates that may not be good enough.
A notable retweet from Ezekiel Elliott. pic.twitter.com/NJUQtx5iIF
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 23, 2019
The retweet by Elliott suggests that he may not be willing to settle for being the second-highest-paid player at his position. As a result, he could be looking for the Cowboys to ensure contract is bigger than that of Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley’s.
Gurley set the benchmark with the four-year, $60 million deal he signed prior to the 2018 campaign. Although the former Offensive Player of the Year had done more than enough to earn a lucrative payday, there is still plenty of speculation regarding whether or not the Rams made the right move now that he is slated to take on a lighter workload in the 2019 NFL season.
Dallas did plenty of spending on the defensive side of the ball this offseason. They have now seemingly switched gears to get their key players on offense locked up for the long haul. Elliott’s situation has clearly taken precedent given all that transpired between both sides throughout the failed negotiations.
Given the lack of response from Elliott’s camp since the offer was reportedly made, it appears he may not be satisfied with getting the second-most money for a running back.