Running Back Willing To Take Pay Cut To Remain With Dallas Cowboys

Ezekiel Elliott wants to stay in Dallas.

According to Dallas Cowboys beat writer Michael Gehlken, running back Elliott would be willing to take a pay cut in 2023 to remain with the Cowboys.

This is good news for the Cowboys, who are currently in line to pay Elliott $16.72 million next year.

The twenty-seven-year-old had arguably one of his worst seasons this past year, rushing for 876 yards (career-low) and averaging just 3.8 yards per carry (career-low).

In addition, Elliott had just 17 receptions (career-low) for 92 yards (career-low) and zero touchdowns. He did have 12 rushing touchdowns, however, he can thank fellow RB Tony Pollard for doing the majority of the hard work. 

If the Cowboys were to cut Elliott, they'd owe $11.86 million in dead cap, however, that number drops to $6.04 million if they cut him before the 2024 season. 

Regardless, a pay cut would give the Cowboys some more spending money which they could use to try and bring back Tony Pollard, who is set to hit free agency this offseason and was awfully impressive this year.
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