Jones hints at hurdles with new deal for Elliott

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The Cowboys are closing in on their second preseason game, Saturday night against the Rams in Los Angeles.

However, Jerry Jones doesn't seem to be warming up to the idea of a new contract for Ezekiel Elliott.

Elliott, who has two years remaining on his rookie contract, has been holding out in search of a new deal.

Reports say last year's NFL rushing leader wants the type of money the Rams gave running back Todd Gurley.

Gurley’s deal is worth about $60 million over four years.

But in what appeared to be a shot at Elliott, ESPN’s Ed Werder Tweeted that Jones was very complimentary of rookie running back Tony Pollard’s ability to grasp the offence and adapt.

Then, Jones hinted from Oxnard Wednesday that he wasn’t about to ink Elliott to a new deal at the risk casting a shadow on the team’s salary cap picture.

One harsh reality, brought to light by The Ringer’s Bill Simmons on his podcast is that at 76-years old, does Jones really want to wait around and massage the salary cap?

Or will he spend what he needs to now to put together a Super Bowl contender?

Many remember, Emmitt Smith held out in search of a new deal in 1993.

The Cowboys began 0-2, Jones signed Smith and Dallas went on to win the Super Bowl.