Ezekiel Elliott

#21 RB / Dallas Cowboys / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 228 lb Age: 23 College: Ohio State Bye 8

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    Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: Could be reviewed by league

    The NFL likely will review a May 19 incident involving Ezekiel Elliott and a concert security guard, Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports.Briefly handcuffed after bumping the security guard, Elliott ultimately wasn't arrested or charged with any crime. His history of league discipline could be a complicating factor, but Dallas Cowboys executive Stephen Jones said the incident won't impact the team's negotiations with the running back on a long-term contract. Dallas recently exercised its fifth-year option to keep Elliott under team control through 2020. The running back will turn 24 in July and appears headed for another busy campaign after the Cowboys declined to make backfield depth an offseason priority. Rod Smith was allowed to leave in free agency and was replaced by fourth-round pick Tony Pollard -- who was mostly a gadget player at Memphis -- and seventh-round pick Mike Weber.

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    Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: Avoids charge for weekend incident

    Ezekiel Elliott was detained but eventually released without charge Sunday morning at a music festival in Las Vegas, NFL.com reports.For a player that has served a six-game suspension due to violations of the personal conduct policy, Elliott likely will be scrutinized by the NFL for this incident with a security guard. That said, it appears to be minor in nature, as evidenced by team president Stephen Jones telling Todd Archer of ESPN.com that the incident won't affect negotiations with the running back on a long-term deal. One of a handful of Dallas Cowboys approaching the end of their rookie contracts, Elliott has racked up 5,247 yards from scrimmage and 34 touchdowns on 1,003 touches in 40 career games.

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    Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: Under contract through 2020

    The Dallas Cowboys exercised Ezekiel Elliott's fifth-year option Tuesday, keeping him under contract through 2020, Rob Phillips of the team's official site reports.The decision to pick up the $9.1 million option was an easy one for the Cowboys, as the 23-year-old has established himself as one of the NFL's few three-down bellcows since entering the league in 2016. The option may end up serving merely as a placeholder while Elliott and the Cowboys turn their attention to working out a long-term extension that will keep the Ohio State product in Dallas for the duration of his prime.

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    Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: Decision looming for 2020 option

    Team executive Stephen Jones said Wednesday that the Dallas Cowboys expect to pick up the fifth-year option on Ezekiel Elliott's contract before the May 3 deadline, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.Since he was selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2016 draft, Elliott is the only player in the league with more than 1,000 touches (1,003, to be exact), through which he's produced 5,247 yards from scrimmage and 34 touchdowns in 40 games. Those numbers make the Cowboys' upcoming decision a no-brainer, especially with DeMarcus Lawrence's long-term extension out of the way. Aside from Lawrence and Elliott, the team also may seek to lock Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper into long-term deals.

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    Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: Showing up for voluntary workouts

    Ezekiel Elliott is present Monday for the beginning of the Dallas Cowboys' voluntary offseason program, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.Elliott hopes to sign a contract extension this offseason but won't apply pressure in the form of a holdout. He's technically entering the final season of his rookie contract, but it's a given that Dallas exercises the fifth-year option to keep him locked in through 2020. With defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (shoulder) signed for five years, the Cowboys now need to work out long-term agreements for Elliott, Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper.

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    Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: Wants extension this offseason

    Ezekiel Elliott hopes to sign a contract extension before the 2019 season, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.The Dallas Cowboys will have an easy decision to pick up the fifth-year option (for 2020) on Elliott's rookie contract, potentially giving them another season before the situation truly comes to a head. Of course, the 23-year-old running back presumably hopes to sign his long-term deal as soon as possible, knowing the risk that comes with the massive workloads he handles. The Rams were in the same situation with Todd Gurley last year, eventually settling on a four-year, $60 million extension that kicks in after his fifth-year option season. Elliott can make a solid argument to top Gurley's contract after taking a big step forward as a receiving threat in 2018. The Cowboys also need to figure out extensions for Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper (signed through 2019), not to mention a new deal for top pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence (who played under the franchise tag in 2018). The team should have enough future cap space to make it all work, but that doesn't mean things won't get contentious with at least one or two of the aforementioned players. We may start to hear rumors about a holdout if Elliott doesn't get a new contract before the start of the Cowboys' offseason program in mid-April.

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    Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: Bottled up in loss

    Ezekiel Elliott rushed 20 times for 47 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 30-22 loss to the Rams. He added two catches (five targets) for 19 yards.Elliott couldn't get anything going against the Rams' stout front, as he was routinely being met with first contact behind the line of scrimmage. The star back was able to salvage his fantasy day with a touchdown from in close, but DFS owners were certainly hoping for a bigger output considering Elliott's price tag. Despite the poor finish, the 23-year-old proved yet again that he is one of the premier running backs in the game with 1,434 rushing yards and six touchdowns to go along with 77 receptions, 567 receiving yards and three more scores through the air during the regular season.

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    Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: Compiles 169 scrimmage yards

    Ezekiel Elliott carried 26 times for 137 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's 24-22 win over the Seahawks. He also caught four passes for 32 additional yards.Elliott eclipsed 30 touches for the third time this season, averaging 5.3 yards per carry while providing utility as a receiver as well. He scored on a one-yard touchdown plunge in the fourth quarter and could have had another on the next drive, but Dak Prescott took the ball in instead. Perhaps his best contribution came on the team's final scoring drive, when he got outside, picked up a first down and stayed in bounds to keep the clock running. The team's next opponent will depend on Sunday's results, but Elliott will need to put on another magnificent performance whether the Saints or the Rams are on the other side next weekend.

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    Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: Not on injury report

    Ezekiel Elliott isn't listed on the Tuesday injury report for Saturday's playoff game against the Seahawks.Elliott was rested for a Week 17 win over the Giants, and while he's surely taken his fair share of bumps and bruises during a busy season, his availability for the playoffs was never in doubt. He's already feeling the benefit of sitting out the regular-season finale, saying Tuesday that he feels fresh and is ahead of his normal weekly schedule, per Todd Archer of ESPN.com. Elliott had 16 carries for 127 yards and three catches for 11 yards in a 24-13 road loss to the Seahawks in Week 3.

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    Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott: Injury had role in Week 17 absence

    Head coach Jason Garrett admitted Monday that injuries played a role in Ezekiel Elliott being made inactive for Sunday's game against the Giants, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports. "He's been banged up a little bit with different parts of his body. We just felt like it was the right thing for him to not be a part of it yesterday. I do think he'll be fresher going forward," Garrett elaborated.Elliott missed his first game of the season Sunday at a time when the Dallas Cowboys had little to play for since the team was already locked into the NFC's No. 4 seed. However, it seems likely the league's leading rusher could have suited up had Dallas had something to gain, especially considering how management allowed quarterback Dak Prescott and receiver Amari Cooper to take the field. With a week-plus of rest in tow, Elliott should be back in the fold for the Cowboys' playoff opener Saturday against the Seahawks, though Wednesday's injury report will provide a better indication of his health.