Cowboys, Elliott agree on $90 million deal that ends holdout

Ezekiel Elliott has a new contract with the Dallas Cowboys, just in time for the regular season.

News 12 Staff

Sep 5, 2019, 12:21 AM

Updated 1,725 days ago

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(AP) -  has a new contract with the Dallas Cowboys, just in time for the regular season.
The star running back and the club agreed on a $90 million, six-year extension that will make him the NFL's highest-paid player at his position and end a holdout that lasted the entire preseason.
Elliott will get $50 million guaranteed. The $15 million-per-year average on the extension surpasses the $14.4 million Todd Gurley got from the Los Angeles Rams last summer. Gurley's guarantee was $45 million.
The breakthrough was finalized on the morning of the team's first full workout before Sunday's opener against the Giants. The 24-year-old has a contract that totals $103 million over the next eight seasons.
In other NFL news:
- Antonio Brown says the Oakland Raiders have fined him close to $54,000 for missing a practice and walkthrough. The star receiver posted a letter on his Instagram account from general manager Mike Mayock saying that he was fined $40,000 for an unexcused absence from practice on Aug. 18 and $13,950 for skipping a walkthrough in Winnipeg on Aug. 22. Brown missed significant time in training camp because of frost bite to his feet suffered in a cryotherapy accident in France, and has been feuding with the NFL over what helmet he's allowed to wear
- Browns coach Freddie Kitchens said wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is "ready to go" for the season opener against Tennessee after not playing in any exhibition games. Beckham sat out Cleveland's four preseason games with what the team described as a minor hip injury. The three-time Pro Bowler also missed most of the Browns' voluntary offseason workout program following his trade in March from the New York Giants.
- Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles will start the season on the injury report. The team listed Foles on its initial report Wednesday with an abdominal oblique injury - he had some soreness following training camp - but said he's expected to play in the season opener against Kansas City. The Jaguars host the Chiefs on Sunday.
- The Tennessee Titans have placed kicker Ryan Succop on injured reserve and have added veteran Cairo Santos to replace him. Succop hadn't missed a game in five seasons with the Titans but had been recovering from offseason knee surgery. He converted 26 of 30 field-goal attempts last season. Santos has five years of NFL kicking experience with the Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
- The Denver Broncos have partnered with Empower Retirement on a 21-year deal to name their stadium "Empower Field at Mile High." The Metropolitan Football Stadium District will meet later this week to sign off on the agreement that runs through 2039 and ends a three-year span without a title sponsor for the stadium that opened in 2001.
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