Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones appeared on 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday morning and suggested the two sides have made progress on a contract extension that will make Elliott one of the highest-paid running backs in the history of the NFL.
"We'll see how today goes," Jones said. "We'll see how tomorrow goes. We'll see how the ensuing hours pan out."
"Today'' would be handy, though. We have every indication that Elliott is either en route to DFW from Cabo or is already here, all in case the new deal is wrapped up in time for him to rejoin the team when, after today's day off, it reconvenes here inside The Star for a Wednesday practice.
Jones said that he is "hopeful" to have the star running back available to play in Sunday's season opener against the visiting New York Giants. There are others here in the building who aren't as certain -- even as the consensus is that during Elliott's holdout in Cabo, he worked to stay in shape.
Elliott's travels haven't always been an important gauge as to the status of negotiations. But they do seem to be this time.
Jones said the Cowboys are preparing to win against the Giants "with the people that we have out here now.'' But soon, it seems, Ezekiel Elliott will soon be one of those "people.''