Ezekiel Elliott has privately said that he’s planning a training-camp holdout
Chargers running back Melvin Gordon isn’t being coy about his intent to hold out until he gets a new deal. Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott apparently is, at least for now. Per a league source, Elliott has privately said that he will hold out of training camp unless he gets a new contract. The Cowboys [more]
The Cowboys are on their way to training camp in Oxnard, California.is not with them.
Elliott, the running back who is hoping for a new contract, is not on the team plane, according to multiple reports.
That doesn’t make Elliott a holdout just yet. Training camp doesn’t start until tomorrow, and it’s possible that Elliott is planning to take his own transportation, as some players do. He’s under no obligation to take the flight from Dallas with the majority of his teammates.
But Elliott has still not committed to showing up at camp, and it’s looking like a holdout situation. If so, he’ll join a group of big-name holdouts that also includes Washington left tackle, Jaguars defensive end , Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas, and Chargers running back . All players who hold out of training camp are subject to fines of $40,000 a day.
Dak Prescott: Ezekiel Elliott texts daily during holdout.
Ezekiel Elliott is out of sight from the Dallas Cowboys, but not out of mind. © Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY SportsQuarterback Dak Prescott admitted that Elliott texts him daily as the running back holds out in search of a new contract, and that Elliott is doing work away from training camp. .@Dak tells @gbagnation re #Cowboys holdout @EzekielElliott : ‘I miss him a lot. He’s been shooting me text messages every day .. back and forth. .. he’s out there doing what he needs to do – making himself a better football player.’ pic.twitter.