Six seasons of playing together with the Dallas Cowboys has seen 2016 draft-mates Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott form a strong bond.
Prescott shared a wonderful story on Thursday about their close-knit relationship in the beginning.
In 2016, rookie minicamp, Zeke did not have a car so Dak drove him to the workouts. Prescott received a $5 million signing bonus when the first round running back ran back.
The young QB called his friend to pick up the check and made a funny comment.
Prescott stated, via Cowboys insider Jon Machota, “Come grab this up, we won’t make it in the next four years.”
Dak Prescott talking about his friendship with Ezekiel Elliott said during 2016 rookie minicamp, Zeke didn’t have a car so Dak was driving. Zeke accidentally left a $5 million signing bonus in his car. He called Zeke: Come pick this up, I won’t make this in the next 4 years. https://t.co/NtEP8FJu0o
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 18, 2021
Elliott was the 4th overall pick in 2016’s draft. He quickly signed a $24.9 million four-year rookie contract. In addition to that, Elliott was reportedly awarded $16.3 million in signing bonuses. Prescott was selected as a fourth-round draft choice and signed a $2.7 million rookie deal that is far more flexible.
Prescott can now laugh about the previous payment discrepancy, which is a good thing for him. The sixth-year quarterback signed a huge four-year deal worth $160 million with $66 million in signing bonuses, and $126 million guaranteed.
Elliott also signed a 6-year, $90 Million extension with Dallas in 2019, which will keep him afloat.
Despite their differences in salary, this friendship between these two NFL players is truly special.
It’s a special bond. Mike McCarthy, head coach, said that it was a special relationship. They are very close. They have a lot of fun together. They encourage each other. Their bonds will extend far beyond the field.