Earlier this week the Cowboys extended linebacker Jaylon Smith, making him a top-5 paid player at his position, and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Smith's deal would leave, "less pie" to extend Elliot, Dak Prescott, and Amari Cooper. "There is less pie left. Make no bones about it," Jones said, before repeating "there is less pie."
However, Jones also noted that there would still be enough money left to sign all three players. "The reason there is pie left is because we have kept some left. That's why we're going to be where we are because we're going to have some pie left for others," Jones said before touching on the importance of being a Cowboy when it comes to future career earnings outside of football.