Ezekiel Elliott is taking a page out of Le’Veon Bell’s book.
According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Ezekiel Elliott will not play in 2019 without a new contract.
Per the report:
Representatives for running back Ezekiel Elliott have told the Dallas Cowboys that he will not play during the 2019 season without a new contract, a source close to the situation told ESPN’s Josina Anderson on Tuesday.
The same report also states that Elliott had informed the franchise of his plans to not play without a new deal back in January.
This news comes directly on the heels of Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson telling Fox Sports 1 that Elliott’s agent, Rocky Arceneaux, told him it was possible he could miss some games during the 2019 season:
The report also states that Elliott is confident that a holdout into the regular season won’t be necessary because he’s confident a deal will get done before Week 1:
The source added that at this time, it is not likely that Elliott’s holdout continues into the regular season, based on the belief that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wants to get a new deal done before Week 1.
All eyes will be on the Cowboys as Elliott’s holdout continues..