Ezekiel Elliott signs $24.9 million contract

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Ezekiel Elliott signs $24.9 million contract

Post by MattN » Wed May 18, 2016 5:26 pm

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Todd Archer
ESPN Staff Writer

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys have started to sign their draft picks, and began the process with first-rounder Ezekiel Elliott.

Elliott signed a four-year deal worth $24.9 million, and it includes a $16.3 million signing bonus.

The Cowboys view Elliott, the former Ohio State running back, as a dynamic piece to their entire team, not just the offense. The Cowboys are hoping to recapture the formula that worked so well in 2014 with DeMarco Murray.

The Cowboys also signed sixth-round picks Darius Jackson, Anthony Brown and Kavon Frazier to four-year deals.

Jackson ran for 1,078 yards and 14 touchdowns at Eastern Michigan and also caught 21 passes for 201 yards and two scores. With Lance Dunbar expected to open the season on the physically unable to perform list because of a knee injury, he will have a chance to win a spot on the 53-man roster.

Brown will contend for one of the backup cornerback spots. He played in 46 games at Purdue. He had four interceptions as a senior, including three in one game. He had 19 pass breakups.

Frazier started 13 games last season at Central Michigan and was credited with 108 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery, two forced fumbles, four pass breakups and an interception. The Cowboys believe Frazier has a big upside.

The Cowboys have second-rounder Jaylon Smith, third-rounder Maliek Collins, fourth-rounder Charles Tapper, fourth-rounder Dak Prescott and sixth-rounder Rico Gathers left to sign.

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