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Ezekiel Elliott Embed This

Running Back Age: 24 Exp: 3 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#4 overall), 2016 College: Ohio State Agent(s): Alliance Sports Management

Cowboys – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Ezekiel Elliott signed a 6 year, $90,000,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys, including a $7,500,000 signing bonus, $50,052,137 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $15,000,000. In 2020, Elliott will earn a base salary of $6,800,000 and a signing bonus of $13,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $10,900,000 and a dead cap value of $25,800,000.

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $90,000,000
    Signing Bonus $7,500,000
    Average Salary $15,000,000
    Total Guarantees $50,052,137
    Guaranteed at Signing $28,052,137
    Free Agent: 2027 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Option Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 24 $752,137 $5,587,518 - $6,339,655 $32,139,655 $8,252,137($8,252,137)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $32,139,655 2019 Cap Savings: $-25,800,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $24,587,518 2019 Cap Savings: $-18,247,863 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $13,139,655 2020 Dead Cap: $19,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $-6,800,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $5,587,518 2020 Dead Cap: $19,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $752,137
    2020 Contract details by year 25 $6,800,000 $1,500,000 $2,600,000 $10,900,000 $25,800,000 $19,800,000($28,052,137)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $25,800,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-14,900,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $19,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-8,100,000 Post-6/1 Release

    N/A in 2020

    Post-6/1 Trade

    N/A in 2020

    2021 Contract details by year 26 $9,600,000 $1,500,000 $2,600,000 $13,700,000 $14,900,000 $9,600,000($37,652,137)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $14,900,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-1,200,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $14,900,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-1,200,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $4,100,000 2022 Dead Cap: $10,800,000 2021 Cap Savings: $9,600,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $4,100,000 2022 Dead Cap: $10,800,000 2021 Cap Savings: $9,600,000
    2022 Contract details by year 27 $12,400,000 $1,500,000 $2,600,000 $16,500,000 $10,800,000 $12,400,000($50,052,137)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $10,800,000 2022 Cap Savings: $5,700,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $10,800,000 2022 Cap Savings: $5,700,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $4,100,000 2023 Dead Cap: $6,700,000 2022 Cap Savings: $12,400,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $4,100,000 2023 Dead Cap: $6,700,000 2022 Cap Savings: $12,400,000

    Potential Out: 2023, 4 yr, $50,052,137; $6,700,000 dead cap

    2023 Contract details by year 28 $10,900,000 $1,500,000 $2,600,000 $15,000,000 $6,700,000 $10,900,000($60,952,137)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $6,700,000 2023 Cap Savings: $8,300,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $6,700,000 2023 Cap Savings: $8,300,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $4,100,000 2024 Dead Cap: $2,600,000 2023 Cap Savings: $10,900,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $4,100,000 2024 Dead Cap: $2,600,000 2023 Cap Savings: $10,900,000
    2024 Contract details by year 29 $10,000,000 - $2,600,000 $12,600,000 $2,600,000 $10,000,000($70,952,137)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $2,600,000 2024 Cap Savings: $10,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $2,600,000 2024 Cap Savings: $10,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $2,600,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $10,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $2,600,000 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2024 Cap Savings: $10,000,000
    2025 Contract details by year 30 $15,400,000 - - $15,400,000 - $15,400,000($86,352,137)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $15,400,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $15,400,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $15,400,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $15,400,000
    2026 Contract details by year 31 $16,600,000 - - $16,600,000 - $16,600,000($102,952,137)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $16,600,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $16,600,000 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $16,600,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $16,600,000
    2027 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $28M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2019 salary + 2020 salary + 2020 option bonus)
    • 2020 Option Bonus: $13M (guaranteed, paid 3/22/2020)
    • 2021 salary fully guarantees on 3/22/2020 (injury guaranteed now)
    • 2022 salary fully guarantees on the 5th league day of 2021 (injury guaranteed now)

    Previous Contracts

    2016-2020Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $24,956,341
    Signing Bonus $16,350,066
    Average Salary $6,239,085
    Guaranteed $24,506,340
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
    2016 21 $450,000 $4,087,516 - $4,537,516 $24,506,340 $16,800,066($16,800,066)
    2017 22 $1,584,379 $4,087,516 - $5,671,895 $12,262,550 $1,025,186($17,825,252)
    2018 23 $2,718,758 $4,087,516 - $6,806,274 $8,175,034 $2,718,758($20,544,010)
    2019 24 $3,853,137 $4,087,518 - $7,940,655 $4,087,518 $3,853,137($24,397,147)
    2020 25 $9,099,000 - - $9,099,000 - $9,099,000($33,496,147)
    2021 Free agent year 26 UFA  
    • 5th-year option available
    • $24.5M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2017-19 salaries)
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $450,000 $16,350,066 - - - - - $16,800,066
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $1,025,186 - - - - - - $1,025,186
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $2,718,758 - - - - - - $2,718,758
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $752,137 $7,500,000 - - - - - $8,252,137
    4 seasons $4,946,081 $23,850,066 - - - - - $28,796,147
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $6,800,000 - - - - $13,000,000 - $19,800,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $9,600,000 - - - - - - $9,600,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $12,400,000 - - - - - - $12,400,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $10,900,000 - - - - - - $10,900,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - - - - - $10,000,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $15,400,000 - - - - - - $15,400,000
    2026 Player Cash Earnings $16,600,000 - - - - - - $16,600,000
    $86,646,081 $23,850,066 - - - $13,000,000 - $123,496,147
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $4,946,081 $23,850,066 - - - - - $28,796,147
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 12/14/2018, $26,739

      Impermissible use of his helmet against Corey Graham (PHI)


    • Player contract details by year 12/01/2018, $13,369

      Excessive celebration (use of a prop) against Washington (WAS)


    • Player contract details by year 10/13/2017, 6 games, $559,193

      Violating the league's personal conduct policy


    • TOTAL: $599,301

  • 2020 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Ezekiel Elliott ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Rush Att Rush Yds Yds/Att Rush TD Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Fum Prod Pts
    2019 DAL 16 16 16 942 0.834 301 1357 4.5 12 54 420 2 3 257.7
    2018 DAL 15 15 15 893 0.828 304 1435 4.7 6 77 567 3 6 252.2
    2017 DAL 10 10 10 591 0.678 242 983 4.1 7 26 269 2 1 177.2
    2016 DAL 16 15 15 716 0.675 322 1631 5.1 15 32 363 1 5 293.4
    Totals 57 56 56 3,142 - 1,169 5,406 4.6 40 189 1,619 8 15 980.50