Ezekiel Elliott continues to hold out from the Dallas Cowboys as contract talks continue. The 24-year-old running back continues to hold out until he gets a fresh contract offer although team owner Jerry Jones stresses that they plan to offer him, as well as Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper, deals in line with the top-five contracts of their respective positions.

Until that happens, Elliott continues to hold out but is keeping himself in shape via private workouts in Cabo San Lucas Mexico. Despite the stalled talks, at least two people are convinced that contract negotiations will be settled soon.

One of them is former NFL star Greg Jennings, who bats that Jones has the money to spend on Elliott when he appeared on "The Undisputed." He adds that Zeke will be ready for the Cowboys by Week 1.

"Ezekiel Elliott will be present Week 1 with the Dallas Cowboys. The opportunity that lies in front of them is too great. It is too big of a risk to not have Ezekiel Elliott in the lineup come Week 1," Jennings said.

Aside from Jennings, veteran actor Jamie Foxx claimed that his sources reveal deals with Elliott, Prescott, and Cooper will get done. Foxx, who also portrayed former professional American cornerback Willie Beamon on the film "Any Given Sunday," spent time out at Cowboys camp in Oxnard, California in the summer. And it seems he was able to procure information on the status of the three players with the Cowboys.

"I got the word, I got the underlying word," Foxx says, "that it's all the way, all the deals are being worked out. Look out, baby!" he said in a report from TMZ Sports.

As mentioned in a previous post, Elliott has more to lose if he continues to hold out or skip the coming NFL season. He may end up paying multiple fines like $40,000 a day penalties and more.

The Cowboys have grown frustrated at the lack of engagement in contract talks with the three players. Regardless, most believe that all these will eventually be settled. So the better question right now is when that would be. Dallas needs to start preparing for the 2019-20 NFL season if they want to unleash a good showing.

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Running Back Ezekiel Elliott warms-up before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on September 23, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images