Ezekiel Elliott
Running Back
Drafted: Round 1 (#4 overall), 2016
Experience: 5 Years
College: Ohio State
Contract: 6 yr(s)
$90,000,000
Signing Bonus $7,500,000 AAV$15,000,000 G'teed:$50,052,137 Free Agent:2027 / UFA
Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Option Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
2019 Contract details by year 24 $752,137 $5,587,518 - - - $6,339,655 $32,139,655
2020 Contract details by year 25 $6,800,000 $1,500,000 $2,600,000 - - $10,900,000 $35,400,000
2021 Contract details by year 26 $1,000,000 $1,500,000 $2,600,000 - $1,720,000 $6,820,000 $36,900,000
2022 Contract details by year 27 $12,400,000 $1,500,000 $2,600,000 - $1,720,000 $18,220,000 $30,080,000
2023 Contract details by year 28 $10,900,000 $1,500,000 $2,600,000 - $1,720,000 $16,720,000 $11,860,000
2024 Contract details by year 29 $10,000,000 - $2,600,000 - $1,720,000 $14,320,000 $6,040,000
2025 Contract details by year 30 $15,400,000 - - - $1,720,000 $17,120,000 $1,720,000
2026 Contract details by year 31 $16,600,000 - - - - $16,600,000 -
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 (3/21/21) (injury guaranteed now)
Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus 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 - $8,288,964
2020 Player Cash Earnings $6,800,000 - - $19,835,587
2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - $9,600,000
6 seasons $12,746,081 $23,850,066 - $58,268,561

Cap Hit

#6
Running Back
#6
Dallas Cowboys
#184
NFL

AAV

#4
Running Back
#90
NFL

Cash

#4
Running Back
#180
NFL
  • Aug 27 2021

    Converted $8.6M of 2021 salary into bonus, clearing $6.88M of cap with Dallas (DAL)

  • Sep 4 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 1 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)