In a league where contracts matter less and less with intensifying regularity, Cowboys star running back, Ezekiel Elliott skipped the plane to LA for the start of Dallas training camp in Oxnard, CA.
That does not yet mean Elliott will be a no-show for training camp. But, we smell it in the air.
Players have to be at the team’s River Ridge Residence Inn setup by Friday morning in time for physicals and a conditioning test before they are considered late for camp and subject to a fine.
The Cowboys’ first practice is Saturday.
Rumors have persisted for most of the offseason that Elliott would sit out camp in hopes of getting a long-term contract extension, but he did not miss a day of the voluntary offseason program nor mandatory minicamp in June.
He is under contract for two more years, set to make $3.85 million in 2019 and $9.09 million on the 2020 fifth-year option the team picked up in the spring.
For those looking for some sort of resolution when it comes to the holdout situation surrounding Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, the wait continues. In what was the first test of Elliott’s rumored holdout plans, the 23-year-old chose not to fly with the team to Oxnard, California ahead of training camp, which kicks off Saturday.
Rumors emerged last week that Elliott was privately considering a holdout starting with training camp in pursuit of a contract extension in Dallas. That’s despite the fact he still has two years remaining on his current deal with the Cowboys.
More on this gem as it develops.