Ezekiel Elliott

Dallas Cowboys, Running Back
Age: 28-4d (Jul 22, 1995)
Exp: 9 Years
Country: US
College: Ohio State
Drafted: Round 1 (#4 overall), 2016
Agent(s): Rocky Arceneaux (Alliance Sports Management)
2024 Cap Hit

$2,000,000

2024 Cash

$2,000,000

Career Earnings

$73,668,561

2024-2024 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Ezekiel Elliott signed a 1 year , $2,000,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys, including $375,000 signing bonus, $1,625,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,000,000. In 2024, Elliott will earn a base salary of $1,250,000 and a signing bonus of $375,000, while carrying a cap hit of $2,000,000 and a dead cap value of $1,625,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $2,000,000
Average Salary:
$2,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$375,000
GTD at Sign:
$1,625,000
Total GTD:
$1,625,000
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2024 29 $2,000,000 0.78% $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,625,000
2025 30
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Roster/Gm Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2024 29 $1,250,000 $375,000 $375,000 $2,000,000 0.78% $1,625,000
2025 30
UFA
Year Age Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 29 $1,250,000 $375,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Contract Notes
  • Per Game Active Bonus: $22,058 ($375,000)
  • 1,110 Yards from Scrimmage + Playoff Berth: $250,000
    10 Touchdowns + Playoff Berth: $250,000
    50% Snaps + Playoff Berth: $500,000
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2023-2023 Free Agent

Ezekiel Elliott signed a 1 year , $3,000,000 contract with the New England Patriots, including $600,000 signing bonus, $1,100,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,000,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $3,000,000
Average Salary:
$3,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$600,000
GTD at Sign:
$1,100,000
Total GTD:
$1,100,000
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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2019-2026 Extension

Ezekiel Elliott signed a 6 year , $90,000,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys, including $7,500,000 signing bonus, $50,052,137 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $15,000,000. In 2024, Elliott will earn, while carrying a cap hit of $6,040,000 and a dead cap value of $6,040,000.
Contract Terms:
6 yr(s) / $90,000,000
Average Salary:
$15,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$7,500,000
GTD at Sign:
$28,052,137
Total GTD:
$50,052,137
Free Agent:
2027 / UFA
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2016-2020 Rookie

Ezekiel Elliott signed a 4 year , $24,956,341 contract with the Dallas Cowboys, including $16,350,066 signing bonus, $24,506,340 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $6,239,085.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $24,956,341
Average Salary:
$6,239,085
Signing Bonus:
$16,350,066
GTD at Sign:
$24,506,340
Total GTD:
$24,506,340
Free Agent:
2021 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$73,668,561

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

2 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2016 21
Active
$16,800,066
$16,800,066
2017 22
Active
$1,025,186
$17,825,252
2018 23
Active
$2,718,758
$20,544,010
2019 24
Active
$8,288,964
$28,832,974
2020 25
Active
$19,835,587
$48,668,561
2021 26
Active
$9,600,000
$58,268,561
2022 27
Active
$12,400,000
$70,668,561
2023 28
Active
$3,000,000
$73,668,561
Total      
$73,668,561
$73,668,561
2024 29
Active
$2,000,000
Total
$75,668,561
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2016
21
$450,000
$16,350,066
$16,800,066
$16,800,066
2017
22
$1,025,186
$1,025,186
$17,825,252
2018
23
$2,718,758
$2,718,758
$20,544,010
2019
24
$752,137
$7,500,000
$36,827
$8,288,964
$28,832,974
2020
25
$6,800,000
$13,000,000
$35,587
$19,835,587
$48,668,561
2021
26
$1,000,000
$8,600,000
$9,600,000
$58,268,561
2022
27
$12,400,000
$12,400,000
$70,668,561
2023
28
$1,550,000
$600,000
$3,000,000
$73,668,561
Total
$26,696,081
$24,450,066
$8,600,000
$13,000,000
$72,414
$73,668,561
$73,668,561
2024
29
$1,250,000
$375,000
$2,000,000
Total
$27,946,081
$24,825,066
$8,600,000
$13,000,000
$72,414
$75,668,561

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
7 $25,146,081 $23,850,066 - $8,600,000 - $72,414 $70,668,561
1 $1,550,000 $600,000 - - - - $3,000,000
  • Apr 29, 2024 Signed a 1 year $2 million contract with Dallas (DAL)
  • Aug 14, 2023 Signed a 1 year $3 million contract with New England (NE)
  • Mar 15, 2023 Designated a Post June 1st release by Dallas (DAL)
  • Dec 09, 2022 Fined $13,261 Excessive Celebration against Indianapolis (IND)
  • Aug 27, 2021 Converted $8.6M of 2021 salary into bonus, clearing $6.88M of cap with Dallas (DAL)
  • Sep 04, 2019 Signed a 6 year $90 million contract extension with Dallas (DAL)
  • Apr 17, 2019 Dallas (DAL) exercised a $9.099 million option for 2020
  • Dec 14, 2018 Fined $26,739 Impermissible use of his helmet against Corey Graham (PHI)
  • Dec 01, 2018 Fined $13,369 Excessive celebration (use of a prop) against Washington (WAS)
  • Oct 13, 2017 Suspended 6 games for violating the league's personal conduct policy, forfeiting $559,193 in 2017 salary with Dallas (DAL)
  • May 18, 2016 Signed a 4 year $24.95 million contract with Dallas (DAL)
  • Apr 28, 2016 Drafted by Dallas (DAL): Round 1 (#4 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Dec 01, 2018 Excessive celebration (use of a prop) against Washington (WAS) $13,369
Dec 14, 2018 Impermissible use of his helmet against Corey Graham (PHI) $26,739
Dec 09, 2022 Excessive Celebration against Indianapolis (IND) $13,261

Suspensions

Date Reason Games Suspended Fine Amount
Oct 13, 2017 Violating the league's personal conduct policy 6 $559,193
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Rush Attempts Rush Yards Rush Yards/Gm Rush Touchdowns Receiving Targets Receiving Receptions Receiving Yards Receiving Yards/Rec Receiving Yards/Gm Receiving Touchdowns Fum
2023 NE 17 4 486 48.90 184 642 37.8 3 65 51 313 6.1 18.4 2 2
2022 DAL 15 14 558 48.00 231 876 58.4 12 23 17 92 5.4 6.1 0 0
2021 DAL 17 17 810 66.00 237 1,002 58.9 10 65 47 287 6.1 16.9 2 1
2020 DAL 15 14 787 68.70 244 979 65.3 6 71 52 338 6.5 22.5 2 6
2019 DAL 16 16 942 83.40 301 1,357 84.8 12 71 54 420 7.8 26.3 2 3
2018 DAL 15 15 893 82.80 304 1,435 95.7 6 95 77 567 7.4 37.8 3 6
2017 DAL 10 10 591 67.80 242 983 98.3 7 38 26 269 10.3 26.9 2 1
2016 DAL 15 15 716 67.50 322 1,631 108.7 15 40 32 363 11.3 24.2 1 5

Calculated Market Value

Market Value

  • 1 years, $5,390,706
  • Avg. Salary: $5,390,706
  • NFL Rank: 381
  • RB Rank: 16

Current Contract

  • Free Agent: 2025
  • Avg. Salary: $2,000,000
  • NFL Rank: 767
  • RB Rank: 37

Comparable Players

We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Ezekiel Elliott to.

Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
Miles Sanders 4 $25,400,000 $6,350,000 25
David Montgomery 3 $18,000,000 $6,000,000 25
Joe Mixon 2 $11,500,000 $5,750,000 26
Cordarrelle Patterson 2 $10,500,000 $5,250,000 30
Averages 3 $16,350,000 $5,837,500 26.5

Base Calculated Value

After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Elliott's current age (28), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

Length Value Avg. Salary
1 $5,314,706 $5,314,706

Statistical Comparisons

Now we'll compare our variables and Elliott statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: GP%, Rush Yds/Gm, Rush TD/Gm, Rec/Gm, Fum/Gm, Rating

Player GP% Rush Yds/Gm Rush TD/Gm Rec/Gm Fum/Gm Rating
Miles Sanders
2021-2022
85.29 69.76 0.38 1.59 0.10 72.65
David Montgomery
2021-2022
85.29 56.90 0.41 2.62 0.10 68.85
Joe Mixon
2021-2022
90.91 67.30 0.67 3.40 0.07 79.40
Cordarrelle Patterson
2020-2021
96.97 26.56 0.22 2.28 0.06 75.60
Average 89.62 55.13 0.42 2.47 0.08 74.13
Ezekiel Elliott
2022-2023
96.97 47.44 0.47 2.12 0.06 69.60
Pct Change 8.20 -13.95 11.90 -14.17 25.00 -6.11
Median Prime % Change 1.05%
Average Prime % Change 1.81%

Calculated Market Value: Ezekiel Elliott

After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

Terms Avg. Salary
1 years, $5,390,706 $5,390,706
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