REPORT: Ezekiel Elliott Plans To Hold Out Of Cowboys’ Training Camp Over Contract Dispute

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The time has come for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott to get his.

Earlier this week, Pro Football Talk reported Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has stated privately that he’ll sit out training camp if talks of a new contract don’t get ramp up.

It looks like those talks did not ramp up and Elliott is likely to leave the country as Cowboys get ready for training camp next week:

“The Cowboys report for camp in five days. Running back Ezekiel Elliott may or may not be there. Per a league source, Elliott currently is believed to be making plans for a trip out of the country.
Of course, plans can quickly change. After PFT reported that Elliott is privately saying he intends to hold out absent a new contract, Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports explained on Monday that it will be an important week between team and player, and that things could go “sideways fast.”

Elliott, instead of going to Oxnard (by way of Dallas) for training camp, could be going somewhere else. Elliott spent an extended period of time in Mexico during his six-week suspension in 2017.” 

In 2018, Elliott led the NFL in rushing with 1,434 yards on 304 carries. It was the second time Elliott won the league’s rushing title in his three years in the league. 


Elliott has one year remaining on his rookie contract where he’s set to earn $3.85 million and a fifth year option that the Cowboys picked up where he’ll make $9.09 million.