Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott faced a soft deadline to report to training camp on August 6. It seems his failure to appear is going to cost.
According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, the fines and stipulations in his contract will continue to mount up until he decides to make an appearance:
Key in a Zeke holdout: Cowboys know he needs to report to camp by Aug. 6 to get an accrued 4th season toward unrestricted free agency. If he reports after that date, he can’t hold out of 2020 training camp and still hit unrestricted FA market.
There is still a chance for Elliott to accrue the 2019 NFL season so long as he shows up for the second half of the year. Regardless, all signs point to him sitting out until he and the Cowboys are able to come to terms on a new agreement, however, team owner and general manager Jerry Jones indicated that he is in no rush since Elliott still has two years remaining on his rookie deal.