NFL insider Ian Rapoport has spoken to sources who gave him each indication Ezekiel Elliott is demanding a contract extension within the fseason. The timing this report could not be any worse from a fan’s perspective, with the Cowboys coming into the first-round the playfs in a toss-up contest with the Seattle Seahawks over within the NFC.
Rapoport believes the premise for contract talks stems from a rise in Ezekiel Elliiot’s workload this season, and the ensuing need for safety given the odd likelihood harm. Lest we overlook Ezekiel’s spotty harm file which incorporates points together with his hamstring, neck, and a fractured wrist he suffered in school. All to say, Ezekiel Elliott gave himself as much as his restoration time, and it actually exhibits.
In his protection, Ezekiel has achieved the whole lot requested him by the Dallas Cowboys’ brass. Despite the various check-ups within the nurse’s fice, Elliott has been each bit the workhorse he describes in his pitch, courting again to 2016 on the outset his NFL profession. There is little precedent for operating backs within the NFL to obtain contract extensions earlier than their entry-level deal runs out, however Elliott is actually an distinctive case – particularly while you contemplate the power by which he entered the league in 2016. Elliott and the Cowboys do battle with the Seahawks tonight. Should they get the W, it will solely bolster his probabilities a increase within the fseason.