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September 4, 2019

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Ezekiel Elliott admits it was important to him to be the highest-paid running back in the NFL.

“Because I believe I’m the best,” the Dallas Cowboys star said Wednesday, not long after his first practice since signing a six-year, $90 million extension that includes $50 million guaranteed, according to sources. (READ MORE) by Todd Archer

The full contract is in, so let’s break it down from start to finish. The full Ezekiel Elliott deal, spelled out below. (READ MORE) by Mike Florio

After more than 40 days holding out in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in hopes of a new contract, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott got what was most important to him.

Elliott said it was important to him to be the highest paid running back in the NFL. Then, he was asked why. “Because I believe I’m the best,” he said.

Elliott has bested the rest of the NFL in rushing yards in two of his three pro seasons. He did not lead the league in rushing in 2017 when he was suspended for six games. (READ MORE) by Pat Doney

'I Believe I'm the Best': Elliott Returns to Practice Field With Cowboys
PHOTO: Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott at practice in Frisco, Texas on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 | NBC 5 Sports

The Dallas Cowboys and running back Ezekiel Elliott finally came to terms on Wednesday morning on an eye-popping six-year, $90 million contract extension that makes Elliott the highest-paid running back in NFL history.

The deal ends a long, ugly holdout between the team and the team’s star player, a holdout during which some criticized team owner Jerry Jones for letting it last so long.

Just a few hours after the all-night negotiating talks ended, Jones was on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to ring the opening bell on behalf of oil and gas firm Comstock Resources, and to tout the kickoff of the NFL’s 100th season. (READ MORE) by Daniel Roberts

Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys on the sidelines at the NFL Pro Bowl Game at Camping World Stadium on Jan. 27, 2019 in Orlando, Fla. (Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
PHOTO: Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys on the sidelines at the NFL Pro Bowl Game at Camping World Stadium on Jan. 27, 2019 in Orlando, Fla. (Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys on the sidelines at the NFL Pro Bowl Game at Camping World Stadium on Jan. 27, 2019 in Orlando, Fla. (Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)

 It must have felt like Christmas morning for Jason Garrett on Wednesday when he saw his prized offensive player, Ezekiel Elliott, show up for a breakfast meeting and walkthrough at the Cowboys training facility.

Hours earlier, Elliott ended his summer-long holdout by agreeing to a six-year, $90 million contract extension that makes him the highest-paid running back in NFL history. And then he was in a 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting, a walkthrough with his teammates and then took part in his first practice after missing all of training camp. (READ MORE) by Mark Cannizzaro

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