The Giants may see Ezekiel Elliott on the field in Week 1 after all.
Multiple reports indicate Elliott and the Cowboys have made progress in contract talks with the goal of getting Elliott in uniform next Sunday when the Cowboys host the Giants to open the NFL season.
NFL Network reported Sunday afternoon that there was “some optimism” despite obstacles remaining in talks. The Dallas Morning News reported there was still “significant ground to cover.”
Perhaps the Cowboys are finally blinking after their Pro Bowl running back held out all summer with two years and $12.8 million remaining on his contract. After Dallas’ final preseason game Thursday night, owner Jerry Jones was expecting Elliott to miss regular-season games.
“I just accept that,” Jones said then.
How many touches Elliott — embroiled in a war of words with the Cowboys during his holdout — would get if he does suit up for Week 1 is uncertain, given he hasn’t participated in any team practices or taken contact. But having Elliott in the fold would make Dallas’ offense whole from the outset of a season in which it is trying to get back into Super Bowl contention.
It would also create an added headache for the Giants as the Cowboys would have all of their star offensive trio on the field with Elliott, Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper.
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