NFL Network's Jane Slater reports on her conversation with a source close to negotiations for a new deal with Ezekiel Elliott, "How close is this Zeke deal to getting done? A source informed told me, 'close? Nope.' So, what are the sticking points? The guarantee? Length? 'Everything.'”
Despite some recent optimism, there doesn't seem to be a new deal on the cusp of getting signed for Ezekiel Elliott. The most important date remains August 6th, as that's the day Elliott will need to report to camp if he wants to accrue a season toward free agency. If Elliott blows by that, we have a problem in Dallas.