The Dallas Cowboys and running back Ezekiel Elliott have yet to come to terms although it appears the numbers are way up there. The 24-year-old is reportedly seeking a $15 million annual salary which would be more than what Todd Gurley is getting from the Los Angeles Rams. The 25-year-old running back agreed to a $60 million deal spread over four years. It appears Zeke wants to top that.

For comparison basis, Le'Veon Bell's contract with the New York Jets can be used as a benchmark as well. He agreed to a four-year $52.5 million deal with the Jets which has a max value of $61 million. It also includes a guaranteed sum of $35 million, ESPN reported. It would be best to take note that Bell's deal calls for lower annual average salary and less guaranteed money compared to that of Gurley.

Taking into account the contract of Gurley and Bell, it appears these are the numbers that the camp of Elliott are looking at. Ed Werner of ESPN reports that the latest deal to Zeke is somewhere in between and the offer would make the 24-year-old one of two highest-paid running backs in the league. Unfortunately, terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed.

Hence, the wait continues on Elliott and the Cowboys. Time continues to run although the running back is reportedly keeping himself in shape over at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. As mentioned in that post, holding out may end up costly for him although some personalities believe that he will soon come to terms with the Cowboys. Actor Jamie Foxx and former NFL star Greg Jennings believe that things will fall into place and Zeke will get the right contract soon.

Aside from Elliott, Dallas has yet to wrap up contract talks with two other Cowboys in Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper. Both are entering the final year of their deals and team owner Jerry Jones says he intends to offer all with contracts in line with the top-five contracts of their respective positions. As of this writing, nothing has been sealed between the Cowboys and the three NFL stars.

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Ezekiel Elliott celebrates with fans following the Dallas Cowboys' 28-17 win over the Kansas City Chiefs at AT&T Stadium on Nov. 5, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)