The Dallas Cowboys should be getting positive news following a meeting between star running back Ezekiel Elliott and NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell. The two sides met on Tuesday following a May incident that involved an altercation between Elliott and a security guard.
Already on thin ice with the league after being suspended six games due to a domestic violence case two years ago, there was a fear that Elliott could again be facing harsh discipline from the league. Instead, Elliott reportedly apologized profusely and was issued a warning from the league.
Needless to say, there is growing optimism that he’s dodged a suspension:
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) July 2, 2019
This likely means Elliott is now free of risk in regards to any 2019 suspension, but he may be one poor decision away from missing a good chunk of time. Elliott’s shaky off-field decision-making does make him a somewhat risky asset for Dallas, which has called into question whether or not the franchise will invest in him beyond his 2020 club option.
With massive contracts looming for the likes of quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Amari Cooper, it’s slowly becoming a valid question. The running back position is a devalued position in the NFL and Elliott will undoubtedly be in for a huge payday.
Elliott may not be guaranteed to stick in Dallas beyond 2020, but it’s probably still a safe bet this is where he calls home for years to come. Still just 23 years old, Elliott remains one of the most dominant rushers in the league and paced the league in rushing yardage in 2018.
Zeke also cracked the top-5 for fantasy running backs for the second time in three seasons, firmly cementing him as one of the top stud rushers to draft early in fantasy leagues. Going off of draft boards in round one just about everywhere – and the consensus top pick at the moment – Elliott is still a fantastic stud to build your fantasy roster around. A lack of concern over a suspension helps to once again verify that.