OXNARD, Calif. — Ezekiel Elliott overlooked his 10th day of the Dallas Cowboys‘ coaching camp on Sunday, however it is not just like the working again is out of sight, out of thoughts.
Quarterback Dak Prescott mentioned he has talked with Elliott since camp began. Operating backs trainer Gary Brown has executed the similar.
Prescott, alternatively, mentioned he would now not ask Elliott to record for the reason that Cowboys want him.
“Friendship is friendship and trade is trade,” Prescott mentioned. “You do not go the ones.”
Firstly of camp, Elliott went to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in line with resources, to figure out. He went there right through his six-game suspension in 2017 as neatly.
“Clearly we pass over the participant that he’s, however I do know that he is getting higher,” Prescott mentioned. “I do know that he is operating on his sport. He is in form. He will make certain that he comes again and when he is again in this staff he is a greater participant than earlier than camp or earlier than the spring. He is a excellent pal. Clearly need him out right here, however that is trade.”
Brown mentioned within the “couple” of conversations he has had with Elliott, “he is doing what he must do and staying in nice form. I am simply having a look ahead to each time he will get right here. He’s going to be able to move.”
“I am certain it is killing him so much [not being at camp],” Brown mentioned. “On the finish of the day he is a ballplayer. A large number of this detrimental things you listen about him within the information, that is not who he’s. He is a in reality excellent man, care about his teammates, and it is killing him now not being right here.”
The Cowboys proceed to have discussions with the brokers of Elliott, Prescott and receiver Amari Cooper about contract extensions. On Saturday, govt vp Stephen Jones joked he may now not get Elliott’s reps to name him again. He additionally added discussions with Cooper have now not picked up because the New Orleans Saints signed Michael Thomas to a five-year, $100 million deal.
Elliott is still matter to a high quality of $40,000 an afternoon and the Cowboys too can come after a prorated portion of his signing bonus. If he does now not record earlier than the Aug. 10 preseason opener on the San Francisco 49ers, he might be fined a regular-season sport test of more or less $226,000.
Talking after Saturday’s apply, proprietor and common supervisor Jerry Jones mentioned he remained sure that offers with all 3 will come sooner or later.
“You simply know like such a lot of issues it’s going to occur. It is going to occur,” Jerry Jones mentioned. “There actually isn’t any worry on my section in any respect about any period of time. That’ll occur. The effects are too excellent for them and too excellent for the Cowboys. Take into consideration it a minute. The effects are too excellent for them and too excellent for the Cowboys. That at all times occurs when it is excellent for each [sides].”