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Dallas Cowboys restructure Ezekiel Elliott’s contract

Aug 13, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) looks on against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of a preseason game at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 13, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) looks on against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of a preseason game at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys restructured running back Ezekiel Elliott’s six-year, $90 million contract to free up cap space ahead of the 2021 season, multiple media outlets reported Friday.

Per reports, the Cowboys converted $8.6 million of Elliott’s $9.6 million base salary this season to a signing bonus. The move clears $6.88 million in cap space.

Dallas now has approximately $12.6 million under the cap, per OverTheCap.com.

A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Elliott led the NFL in rushing yardage as a rookie in 2016 and again in 2018.

Last season, the 26-year-old finished with 979 yards and six touchdowns on 244 carries, and he added 52 catches for 338 yards and two scores.

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–Field Level Media