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When does Ezekiel Elliott's contract end with the Cowboys? Dallas RB's salary will be an offseason talking point 

Ezekiel Elliott has been a star running back for the Dallas Cowboys, though there is a feeling his powers are beginning to wane. The Cowboys suffered a 12-19 loss in the Divisional round against the San Francisco 49ers, ending their 2022 campaign.

Elliott earns a lot of money in Dallas, and the size of his contract raised eyebrows when it was signed. With Tony Pollard usurping the RB1 role on offense, there are rumors about what this could mean for Ezekiel Elliott.


Elliott signed a six-year, $90 million contract extension with the Cowboys in 2019. He is contracted to play four more seasons with them before hitting free agency after the 2026 season.

Ezekiel Elliott had his best season as a rookie when he finished the 2016 season with 1631 rushing yards in 322 attempts and scored 15 touchdowns. Interestingly (or worryingly if you are a Cowboys fan), Elliott has seen his yards per game decline every season. As such, there are some questions regarding his future.

Elliott has been open about his desire to stay with the franchise and is reportedly open to accepting a pay cut.


As such, Ezekiel Elliott's pay could be a recurring storyline in the 2023 offseason.

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Ezekiel Elliott's career earnings with the Dallas Cowboys

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Ezekiel Elliott has spent seven seasons in the NFL and has earned a total of $70,668,561 so far. He still has four seasons left on his contract with the Cowboys, and by the end of it, he will have earned $123,568,561.

The Dallas Cowboys drafted Elliott fourth-overall in 2016. He signed a four-year $24.95 million contract with Dallas in May 2016.

In 2017, he was suspended for six games for violating the league's personal conduct policy, forfeiting $559,193 in 2017 salary. In the following season, Elliott was fined $13,369 for an excessive celebration against Washington. He was also fined $26,739 for impermissible use of his helmet against Philadelphia Eagles safety Corey Graham.

In 2019, Elliott signed a sx-year, $90 million contract extension with the Cowboys, which brings him under contract until 2026. He converted $8.6M of his 2021 salary into a bonus, clearing $6.88M of cap with the franchise.

Elliott was fined $13,261 by the league for excessive celebration against the Indianapolis Colts on December 9, 2022.


Ezekiel Elliott remains an important offensive player for Dallas. He played 14 games in the 2022 regular season and rushed for 876 yards and 12 touchdowns.

So far, Elliott has started 102 games for the Cowboys. He has rushed for 8,262 yards and has scored 68 touchdowns, adding another 12 TDs through the air. He has made it to the Pro Bowl thrice (2016, 2018, 2019) and has also been selected to the All-Pro first team (2016) and the second team (2018).

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