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Ezekiel Elliott ends holdout, becomes highest paid running back in the NFL

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In the end, it was all worth it for Ezekiel Elliott.

After a prolonged holdout that nearly bled into the regular season, the Cowboys’ star running back has come to terms with the franchise on a lucrative six-year, $90 million contract extension that will make him the highest paid in the league at his position.

The deal, which will pay him an annual average of $15 million, also includes $50 million in guaranteed money.

The 24-year old, who was selected 4th overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, has amassed 4048 rushing yards on 868 attempts, 135 receptions for 1199 receiving yards, and 34 touchdowns over a span of 40 games and three seasons.

An official press conference will take place on Thursday to formally announce the signing.

The Cowboys open up their 2019 season at AT&T Stadium against the New York Giants on Sunday afternoon (4:25pm/ET). Elliott is expected to suit up despite his time away from the team.

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Jaguars star Jalen Ramsey on reason behind trade request: ‘All I care about is winning’

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Just days after Jalen Ramsey asked to be traded from the Jacksonville Jaguars, there have been no shortage of suitors for his services.

While fans are digging deep into all the rumours and potential destinations for the All-Pro cornerback, many have been left wondering why exactly he asked to be dealt in the first place. The answer is simple.

“All I care about is winning, man. Shit,” said Ramsey.

“Everybody know that. I wanna fucking win, straight up. Excuse my language. That passion, that fire, that heart … I’mma continue giving that as long as I’m here.”

The 24-year old still intends to respect the organization, and says he will suit up for Thursday night’s game against the Tennessee Titans if he isn’t traded beforehand.

Ramsey, who was selected fifth overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, has compiled 202 combined tackles, 45 passes defended, nine interceptions and one touchdown over a span of 50 games and three-plus seasons with the franchise.

He is also a two-time Pro Bowler, and was selected to the first All-Pro Team in 2017.

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Cardinals’ rookie QB Kyler Murray has aspirations to be the ‘best to ever play the game’

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As if being the first overall pick doesn’t add enough pressure already.

Rookie quarterback Kyler Murray, who was selected first overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2019 NFL Draft, isn’t phased by the expectations placed on him because he is planning to exceed that by a million.

Not only does he want to prove his doubters wrong, but he wants to be among the all-time greats by the time his NFL career comes to an end.

“When I left Texas A&M…nobody thought I could throw…I’m short and I can’t throw. It’s a bad combination.” said Murray.

“What fuels me?…I would like to be the best to ever play the game.”

The 22-year old, who is listed as 5-foot-10, completed 29 of 54 pass attempts for 308 yards, and threw for two touchdowns and one interception in the Cardinals’ 27-27 tie vs the Detroit Lions in their season opener on Sunday.

It was a solid performance, but it’s only one game. He’s certainly got a long way to go before being even near the conversation of the all-time greats.

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Drew Brees passes Tom Brady to move into second place on the NFL’s all-time passing touchdown list.

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Drew Brees reached another milestone in his illustrious NFL career.

After throwing two touchdown passes in the New Orleans Saints’ exciting 28-27 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday, he surpassed the legendary Tom Brady to move into second all-time in NFL touchdown passes.

The 40-year old, who is currently playing in his 19th NFL season, has accumulated 522 touchdown passes to go along with 6618 pass completions for 74,807 yards over a span of 265 career games.

He now needs just 18 more touchdown passes to move past Peyton Manning for most of all-time.

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