Cowboys give first-round pick RB Elliott a 4-year, $25 million contract.

Ezekiel Elliott, a running back from Ohio State who was selected fourth overall in the NFL Draft, has signed a four-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys. 

The deal, which includes a signing bonus of $16 million and is worth almost $25 million in total, was announced by the Associated Press in Irving, Texas.

A cornerback named Anthony Brown from Purdue, a safety named Kavon Frazier from Central Michigan,

and a running back named Darius Jackson from Eastern Michigan were all brought in by the Cowboys on Wednesday. 

In the draft that took place a month ago, Dallas selected those players in the sixth round.

In the whole history of the Cowboys club, Elliott is only the third running back the team has ever selected in the top 20 of the draft. The other two are Emmitt Smith,

who holds the record for most all-time rushing yards in the NFL, and Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett.

Elliott amassed 3,961 rushing yards and 44 touchdowns during the course of his three years at Ohio State.


Ezekiel Elliott's Dallas Cowboys contract makes him the highest-paid running back.