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Ezekiel Elliott Update Claims He's Heading Back From Cabo on Verge of New Contract With Cowboys

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - JANUARY 05: Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys gestures for a first down against the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth quarter during the Wild Card Round at AT&T Stadium on January 05, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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It looks as if Ezekiel Elliott's holdout could be coming to a close.

The Cowboys star was working out in Cabo while he held out from the team, but according to Kevin Turner of 105.3 The Fan (the same man who originally broke that he was heading to Mexico in the first place), Zeke is reportedly set to return home on Saturday.

Turner also reports that Zeke and the Cowboys could strike a new deal over the weekend after getting in contact Thursday night.

The Cowboys reportedly offered Elliott a lucrative contract that would make him the second highest-paid running back in the league, trailing only Rams' star Todd Gurley.

Perhaps that offer was enough to entice Zeke to get back to business with the Cowboys, and if these reports are accurate, this whole contract fiasco could be in the rear-view mirror by the end of the weekend. Other sources have reiterated that the burly back is unlikely to miss any regular season time, and will be in range of Gurley's contract, though heavily incentive-based.

According to Dallas radio host Jonathon Shipman, Zeke's reported deal will be closer to Gurley's $14.375 million AAV than the $13.125 million that Bell is earning annually, so there's a real chance that Elliott ends up pocketing upwards of $14 million per season.

If that's the case, it's no wonder that the 24-year-old is preparing to return back to the U.S. and resume activities with the team.

After finishing the 2018 campaign as the NFL's leading rusher, Elliott will be looking to tear up opposing defenses once again in 2019, hopefully with the big-money deal under his belt.