Report: Cowboys extend offer to make Ezekiel Elliott second-richest RB in NFL

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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) celebrates his touchdown. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

The Dallas Cowboys have reportedly extended a high-priced olive branch to their disgruntled star running back.

According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, the team has made an offer to Ezekiel Elliott that could make the 24-year-old one of the top two highest-paid running backs in the league.

The Los Angeles Rams made Todd Gurley the top earner at his position when they signed him to a four-year, $57.5-million contract ($45 million guaranteed) in July 2018. This past March, Le’Veon Bell signed a four-year, $52.5-million deal ($35M guaranteed) with the New York Jets, becoming the second-highest paid RB in the NFL.

Earlier this season, Elliott reportedly threatened to sit out the 2019 season if he doesn’t get a new deal with Dallas. He has two years left on his rookie contract.

The Cowboys have some expensive days ahead, as Elliott is not the only player in negotiations with Dallas brass. The clock is ticking on the club to re-up quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Amari Cooper, too, both of whom are entering their contract years.

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