Ezekiel Elliot gets his deal

 

Sonja Greenfield, Senior NFL Reporter NFC North, NFC East

By Sonja Greenfield //@Mom23RN

In a cat and mouse game that took just about all of the offseason, the Dallas Cowboys and running back Ezekiel Elliot got his deal done, making him the highest-paid running back in the league.

The Cowboys have now secured some major parts of their team that should be pretty secure for the next few years.  While they still have a few more players to go, they’re well on their way.

Let’s take a look at that offensive line that Elliott will be running behind.  The Cowboys just secured left tackle Lael Collins, they’ve got Pro Bowlers guard Zack Martin, Tyron Smith, and center Travis Fredrick.  After having missed all last season due to complications from an illness Guillen-Barre syndrome, Fredrick will be back. They’re all under contract for the next few years. If there’s one thing that the Cowboys get, it’s that it all starts in the trenches with that offensive line.

After having secured Elliot, Collins and linebacker Jaylon Smith, there are a couple more pieces that they need to secure.  The biggest being quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Amari Cooper.  And while we hear things about salary caps, and not being able to pay everyone, former Washington and Denver offensive lineman, Mark Schlereth puts it perfectly:

Essentially, where there’s a will, there’s a way.

And we all know that despite a good Cat and Mouse game, Jerry Jones is willing and very much able, to make it happen.

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