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Elliott makes deal with Cowboys on contract extension

Becomes the highest paid running back with the Cowboys
Sep 4, 2019 – 12:17 PM EDT

Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys came to an agreement of a 6-year, $90 million contract. This makes Elliott the highest paid running back in the league.

"I'm $100 million lighter as of this morning" said Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

Jones believes that Elliott has a longer span than any other running back in the league. That's why Jones is so confident with his decision to give a pay raise to Elliott.

The last running back that exceeded longevity was Emmitt Smith, who played 15 years in the NFL and at the age of 31, he held his final 1,000 yard season. Smith had only missed five games with the Cowboys since signing with them in 1993. Smith went on to lead in rushing, rush attempts, and touchdowns twice where he had earned three first team All-Pro nod and five Pro Bowl selections.

Will the new Elliott deal land Super Bowl wins for the Cowboys just how Smith helped win two Super Bowl's for the team in the past?

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