Mumbling for a deal between back-to-back Ezekiel Elliott and the Cowboys have diverged in different directions in recent days, but word is that the structure of the deal, not value, is the last stumbling block and there's a chance that can to be cleared before Sunday's game against the Giants.
If cleared, the next question will be if Elliott plays against the Giants after missing all of training camp and preseason. Reporters in Dallas did not wait for Elliott to secure this new deal before asking this question to head coach Jason Garrett.
Gareth said there was progress for players to pick up for the regular season, but added that the star going back "is a different situation" than most players.
"Zeke is as capable as anyone I know. He is an experienced player, he is a really good player for us, he knows our football system, "said Gareth, via ESPN.com. "I don't think they will study much there. He is a smart person, an instinctive person. But again, this is hypothetical. We are just focused on the guys we have right now. We will continue to train as well as we can properly prepare for the Giants. "
It may turn into a contentious issue, but it certainly sounds like Elliott could be in the lineup if the deal was to end on Tuesday.