Cowboys owner Jerry Jones not worried about Ezekiel Elliott holdout
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is currently in Cabo as he continues to hold out of training camp due to his contract situation. But Cowboys owner Jerry Jones doesn’t seem the slightest bit concerned about his star running back’s absence.
Jones, who recently made comments about the Cowboys not needing a rushing champion to win the Super Bowl, remains confident that he and the team will eventually strike a deal with the two-time rushing champion.
“No, I don’t consider it … when have I ever not done one?” Jones said per the team’s official website. “You just keep plugging along. I don’t want to see a cliché but it’s what we tell these (players), it’s one foot in front of the other and go. Do what you have to do on the next play and keep going.”
Jones also stated that doesn’t believe there’s a deadline for a deal to be done, even if it means that Elliott’s holdout spills into the start of the regular season.
“I don’t see it that way. I don’t see a point months into the season,” Jones said. “I don’t see a point. I’ve done it a lot more than these players have, I don’t want to seem trite or cavalier about it, but I have a little more patience about how things are going to get done and the necessity to have angst when you have it.”
Aside from Elliott, the Cowboys are still working out new deals for quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Amari Cooper. But unlike Elliott, the two have opted not to hold out of training camp.
Elliott is entering the fourth year of his rookie contract and is set to earn $3.8 million and has a fifth-year option worth $9.09 million.
He has been among the most productive running backs in the league since being drafted in 2016. In 40 games, he has already rushed for 4,048 yards with 28 touchdowns.