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When discussing Ezekiel Elliott‘s subsequent contract in February, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones acknowledged that the deal the Rams struck with Todd Gurley is “doubtlessly where it begins” for negotiations with Elliott.

Jones appears to be like to feel a exiguous in any other case now. Gurley’s average annual wage is $14.375 million, nevertheless Le’Veon Bell signed a kind out the Jets that calls for average salaries of $13.125 million since these feedback. Bell additionally got $10 million less in assured money than Gurley, which is how his title came up in a quiz for Jones at some stage in an appearance on 105.3 The Fan Tuesday.

Jones used to be asked if he regrets intimating that the team can be using Gurley’s contract as a leaping off point in Elliott talks and his solution touched on the Bell deal reshaping the taking part in field for running support contracts.

“No, I still ponder that’s contained within the realm. At the identical time, I ponder the market re-enviornment with Le’Veon,” Jones acknowledged. “I ponder you survey what occurs with Gurley and you compile a terrific player delight in Le’Veon, who’s every bit as effectively idea to be Gurley and he had unfettered free company. He had 32 groups with out a draft picks linked, and the market used to be $13.5 million . . . less than Gurley’s. At the discontinue of the day, switch adjustments, and we hear to that.”

Jones used to be asked if the variation between the 2 presents used to be so great, even at the true figures, that the team would probability going into subsequent season without Elliott. Jones acknowledged the team’s made a “very generous” provide to the running support, even though it’s positive Elliott doesn’t agree that it’s as generous as it needs to be and he likely wouldn’t agree with being comped to Bell barely than Gurley either.