Wednesday was a good one for both recently drafted running back Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys. The rookie officially inked his first NFL deal this afternoon. Elliott shared a photo of himself signing the contract via Twitter, verifying that the deal was finally “official.”
ITS OFFICIAL pic.twitter.com/YT0htZpV2T
— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) May 18, 2016
His deal is worth an incredible 24.9 million dollars, and his fellow former teammates look like they want a piece of it.
Cardale Jones, Elliott’s former quarterback who was drafted by the Buffalo Bills this year, jokingly mentioned him in a tweet, asking Elliott for five dollars that he has apparently owed him for a while now.
About time, I've been waiting on that 5 dollars too long, pay up lol congrats 😤💯 https://t.co/4eqOkyD9m5
— Cardale Jones (@CJ1two) May 18, 2016
After Cardale Jones reached out to Elliott, his former roommate at Ohio State, Tyvis Powell, also joined in on the fun.
I'm waiting on u to sign, so u can tell me I ain't gotta pay my half of the rent anymore. Lol https://t.co/FsaYa50ryH
— Tyvis Powell (@1Tyvis) May 18, 2016
$24.9 million is a huge chunk of change for one person though, so we really can’t blame them for trying to get in on the cash. Time to pay up, Elliott.
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