For a Sunday game during the regular season, coaching staffs and players usually begin installing the game plan Wednesday.
With that in mind, and with the Dallas Cowboys slated to host the New York Giants, there are rumblings that Dallas and representatives for holdout running back Ezekiel Elliott are getting down to business.
Acting with a sense of urgency
A Tuesday report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen says that the Cowboys and Elliott are “acting with a sense of urgency” to finalize a deal that would mean Elliott was at practice on Wednesday and available to play on Sunday against the Giants.
Schefter and Mortensen reported that a deal “does not appear to be far off.” However, their ESPN colleague Ed Werder cited a different source and said there’s “serious work left” even as the two sides are working well together.
Elliott: ‘I’ve been ready’ to rejoin Cowboys
Elliott traveled back to Dallas from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where’s been been training, to be ready to sign a new deal when it’s done and rejoin his teammates.
He told WFAA’s Mike Leslie he’s “been ready” to rejoin the Cowboys Tuesday evening.
As Ezekiel Elliott arrives at DFW airport, he's asked if he's ready to join the team.— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) September 3, 2019
Zeke: "I've been ready." pic.twitter.com/6lpe83LWbO
His agent Rocky Arcenaux told reporters that Elliott and the Cowboys are “very, very close” to completing a deal.
Ezekiel Elliott's agent Rocky Arcenaux says they are "very, very close" to completing their negotiations with the Dallas Cowboys. pic.twitter.com/pLt3XAqLFS— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) September 3, 2019
Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson reported on Tuesday that Dallas and right tackle La’el Collins agreed to a five-year, $50 million extension. Collins’ pact includes $35 million guaranteed.
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