Dallas Cowboys need to sign Ezekiel Elliot

There is a chance that Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot might miss some games this season. Representatives for the back told the Cowboys on Tuesday that Elliot won’t play without a new contract, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson.

Elliot is under contract through 2020. He hasn’t shown up to training camp because of the contract situation and continues to be fined for not being present.

The Cowboys have “generous offers” on the table for Elliot, Dak Prescott, and Amari Cooper, according to NFL Network’s Jane Slater. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is confident that deals will get done.

“Just know that like so many things, it’ll happen. It’ll happen,” Jones told Adam Maya of NFL.com. “There literally is no concern on my part at all about any time frame. That’ll happen. The results are too good for them and too good for the Cowboys. Think about it now. The results are too good for them and too good for the Cowboys. That always happens when it’s that good for both of us.”

The Cowboys need to give Elliot a new deal. The Cowboys are better with Elliot than without and they would struggle if he didn’t play. The threat of Elliot in the backfield opens doors for offensive weapons like Witten and Cooper.

Last season, Elliot led the league in carries (304) and rushing yards (1,434). He had six rushing touchdowns, 77 receptions for 567 yards and three receiving touchdowns.

The Cowboys have gone 23-9 and have won two NFC East titles in Elliot’s first two seasons. If Elliot didn’t play the whole season, then it would be hard for the Cowboys to win the NFC East.

That’s why the Cowboys need to get a deal with Ezekiel Elliot done now. While the Cowboys could win without Elliot, they wouldn’t have a winning season without him.

If a deal doesn’t get done then he won’t play and could possibly go to another team. Elliot going to another team wouldn’t be good for the Cowboys. Elliot is one of the few remaining workhorse backs in the NFL. The Cowboys brought in a few rookies in the draft to back him up, but there is no legitimate option is Elliot sits out.

Your move Jerry Jones.

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