The Facts: Elliott is heading back to Dallas. FL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday morning that Zeke, who had been in Cabo since the start of training camp, is flying back to the Dallas area in case his contract extension gets done, per sources informed of the situation.
Diehards Line: The deal is not done, and some obstacles remain, per Rapoport, but Elliott will be back in town if a deal gets finalized ahead of Week 1. The Cowboys and Zeke have made progress on contract talks over the weekend, in hopes of hammering out an extension before the start of the regular season. Elliott has two years left on his rookie contract, set to earn $3.853 million and $9.099 million in 2019 and 2020, respectively. An extension is expected to include a hefty pay raise. Tuesday morning, owner Jerry Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas that he's "hopeful" the Cowboys can get a deal done with Zeke soon, per Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. With Zeke finally returning from Cabo, perhaps that hope will become ink on a new extension soon.