Elliott must report to camp by August 6 in order to receive an accrued season toward free agency.
Elliott is currently scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent after the 2020 season, but that would not be the case if he fails to gain at least one accrued season before then. Elliott could get the all-important fourth accrued season next year, but holding out deep into camp this time would prevent him from doing the same in his contract season. Robinson believes Elliott will ultimately decide against holding out.
Profootballtalk reported earlier this month that Elliott planned to hold out beyond America's borders. If it sounds like Zeke is going to party, he is actually going to get ripped like he did during his 2017 suspension. There have not been any updates on movement in contract talks since Zeke no-showed for the start of Cowboys camp.
Josina Anderson reports Ezekiel Elliott will not play in 2019 without a new contract.
Dallas has a "generous" offer on the table. Perhaps that is true, but Le'Veon Bell taught fantasy players to take this kind of statement seriously. At this point, Elliott has to be moved down draft boards.