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ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 26: Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys runs for a touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the first half at AT&T Stadium on December 26, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Jerry Jones On Ezekiel Elliott’s Six-Year Contract: “I’m $100 Million Lighter This Morning”

The Ezekiel ElliottJerry Jones saga continues to unfold.

Now that Jadeveon Clowney ended up in Seattle, the last big holdover story of the offseason came to a close this week as Elliott signed a six-year, $100 million dollar contract on Wednesday.

Elliott’s agent stated that his client and the Dallas Cowboys were close to a suitable deal.

“I think Zeke is showing he’s committed by coming back to Dallas,” said Rocky Arceneaux, Elliott’s agent, “We didn’t come here not to do a deal. We’re talking. They’re committed and we’re committed. That’s why we are here.”

All smiles, Jones went on TV and poked fun at his signing by stating, “my pockets are now $100 million dollars lighter as of this morning.”

The rocky start to the negotiations between the Cowboys and Elliott stem from comments made back at the end of last NFL season, when Jones expressed his thoughts on the diminishing importance of a running back needed to win a Super Bowl.

Last month, Jones went on to joke with a reporter who asked him about negotiations with Elliott.

“Zeke who?” He joked. Apparently, Elliott and Arceneaux did not appreciate the joke.

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Reportedly $50 million of his contract is guaranteed, and is the highest contract of any NFL running back, beating the Los Angeles Rams’ Todd Gurley‘s contract.

Elliott’s condition and fitness to play has yet to be announced, yet concerns have arisen since he hasn’t been at training camp. The season set to begin for the Cowboys on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. EST against the New York Giants. 

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Written by RJ De La Espriella

Born in Panama City, Panama. Fell in love with sports while watching American TV and playing baseball at the local park. Dreamed of coming to Chicago to watch the White Sox play. Moved to Chicago, watched them play. Played basketball as well. Love football. Currently studying Creative Writing at Columbia University.