Ezekiel Elliott is currently holding out as he hopes for a new deal from the Dallas Cowboys. During his holdout, Elliott has been working to remain in shape, but he has remained relatively silent regarding his status with the franchise.
However, in a recent interview with Maxim, Elliott shined some light on what is going on inside of his head.
According to Elliott, he hopes to remain with the Dallas Cowboys throughout his career but he has left the door open to finishing his career elsewhere.
“Until the very recent deal with Todd Gurley [four years, $60 million], I think there was an undervalue of the running back,” Elliott said in the interview. “But with guys like Gurley getting drafted so high, then me, and now guys like Saquon [Barkley] getting drafted in the first round, I think we’ve done a great job of bringing back the value of the position, showing the importance of the running back.
“I love playing for the Dallas Cowboys, I love the organization, my teammates. I do want to be a Cowboy for the rest of my life and hopefully that’s a possibility. But even Emmitt Smith, the greatest running back ever, ended up going to play a couple of years for another organization. So it’s just the nature of the game, but I want to be a Dallas Cowboy for as long as I can.”
We will have to wait and see whether Elliott joins the teammates he says he wants to be with throughout his career before the start of the 2019-20 NFL season.
The Cowboys finish off the preseason on Thursday, August 29 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The team will officially kickoff their 2019-20 campaign on Sunday, September 8 against the NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys. The game — which takes place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas — is set to kickoff at 4:25 p.m. ET on FOX.