Cowboys pick up Ezekiel Elliott's fifth-year option

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Ezekiel Elliott will be in Dallas for another year.

The Cowboys exercised the fifth-year option on their top running back’s rookie contract, the team announced Wednesday, keeping him with the team through 2020.

Cowboys chief operating officer Stephen Jones had told reporters last week that the team “obviously” would exercise Elliott’s fifth-year option.

Elliott, 23, is set to make $3.9 million in base salary this season, but his pay will jump to $9 million in 2020.

Last season, Elliott rushed for a league-leading 1,434 yards with six touchdowns. In his three seasons in the league, Elliott has rushed for 4,048 yards and 28 touchdowns and has led all tailbacks in rushing for two of the three years.

Elliott, who has yet to miss a game because of an injury, was suspended for six games in 2017 for violating the league’s personal conduct policy after a year-long investigation into domestic violence allegations made by an ex-girlfriend.