Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones spoke on 105.3 The Fan on Friday basically talking about the latest with deals for the big three – Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and Amari Cooper, stating that there’s not been much activity lately on all three.
One piece of good news is that Jones seems to think that things are going in the right direction with Elliott, who remains a holdout.
“We feel confident things will get done,” Jones said on his radio show. “Things happen real quick, sometime within hours.”
Jones said publicly two weeks ago that the team’s offer to Elliott was in the top-two at his position, topping Le’Veon Bell but behind Todd Gurley as Bell’s deal re-set the market. Nothing has changed since then.
“I don’t think we’re close, because there’s not a lot of activity,” Jones said. “Right now I wouldn’t say that I feel anything’s imminent.”
Gurley’s deal averages $14.4 million per season, while Bell’s annual average is $13.1 million.
Elliott wants to become the highest-paid running back in football.
But Jones reiterated Friday that the Cowboys aren’t going to be market-setters because they can’t afford to be.
“We just can’t go to a place like that,” Jones said on The Fan, via Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News.