Ezekiel Elliott has not said much new in an interview with Maxim but it's more than the Cowboys, who have run back in public for months.
Elliott has In a story released Monday on Maxim.com, Keith Gordon writes that he interviewed Elliott "last month". Gordon mentions Elliott's contract bond, which began in July, never 26, but Elliott generally talks about the value of the running back position and his desire to play for the cowboys "as long as I can."
"I love playing for the Dallas Cowboys, I love the organization, my teammates," Elliott told Gordon, "I want to be a cowboy for the rest of my life, and hopefully that's a possibility. But even Emmitt Smith, the greatest who ever ran back, played for another organization for several years. So it's just the nature of the game, but I want to be a Dallas Cowboy for as long as possible.
Elliott is seeking a contract that makes him the highest paid running back in the game. The Cowboys' offer would make him the second-highest paid behind Todd Gurley, who signed a four-year contract extension of $ 57.5 million in July 2018.
Thus, the teams with the season opener remain in a dead end in only 13 days.
"Until the recent deal with Todd Gurley, I think the retrace was undervalued," said Elliott. "But with people like Gurley being drafted that high, then with me, and now with people like Saquon [Barkley] getting drafted in the first round. I think we have done a great job of restoring the value of the position and demonstrating the importance of the return.
Elliott led the league in two of his three seasons. In 2017, when he completed a six-game ban, Elliott still led the league at average yards per game.