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Ezekiel Elliott on Dak Prescott's Cowboys Contract: 'I Want to See It Get Done'

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistSeptember 4, 2019

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, left, celebrates after catching a touchdown pass from quarterback Dak Prescott (4) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott signed a contract extension with the only NFL team he has ever known and now wants the same for his backfield mate.

"I want to see it get done," the Ohio State product said of quarterback Dak Prescott's pending deal, per Jane Slater of NFL Network. "Play with him the rest of my career excited to see what comes."

His comments come after the Cowboys announced they signed Elliott to a six-year, $90 million contract extension that features $50 million in guaranteed money.

Dallas has not been shy about spending money of late. Todd Archer of ESPN noted it committed significant contracts to DeMarcus Lawrence (five years, $105 million with $65 million guaranteed), Jaylon Smith (five years, $64 million with $35.5 million guaranteed), La'el Collins (five years, $50 million with $35 million guaranteed) and now Elliott just since April.

What's more, Prescott and wide receiver Amari Cooper are both in need of new contracts in the near future.

They are both signed through just the 2019 season on their current deals and represent two-thirds of the Cowboys' most explosive offensive playmakers. There is also their age to consider, as Prescott (26), Cooper (25) and Elliott (24) could form the backbone of the offense for years to come.

New deals for Prescott and Cooper that mirrored Elliott's in terms of length would allow them to focus on replicating the success of the Triplets of Cowboys past at the same positions in Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin.

Elliott and Prescott have played together for three years and found nothing but success. In that time frame, they have captured two NFC East crowns, Prescott has been named Offensive Rookie of the Year, and Elliott has been selected to two Pro Bowls and led the league in rushing yards twice.

It is no wonder Elliott wants to keep building on that success together as they enter their respective primes.

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