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As the Dallas Cowboys and All-Pro running back Ezekiel Elliott remain in a bitter back and forth during contract negotiations, Hall of Famer Troy Aikman made it clear whose side he supports on Friday.

While speaking on FOX, Aikman said he would tell Elliott to take the same approach he’s doing right now if he represented Elliott in contract negotiations.

While Dallas wants its star running back and focal points of the offense back and offered him the second-best contract among running backs, it appears Elliott’s holdout isn’t ending soon.

Elliott reportedly remains in Cabo and will soon be joined by Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk to work out together and keep Elliott in football shape so he can be ready to hit the field upon a potential return.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones fired back at Elliott’s agent for defending his client. It will be interesting to see if Jones is also willing to fire back at the quarterback who helped the franchise win three Super Bowls.

Matt Johnson
NFL, MLB & college football writer for Sportsnaut. Graduated from San Diego State University with BA in Journalism, 2019. Grew up in Sacramento, now based in Indianapolis. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection, With the First Pick