By Sept. 19, he was no longer on the team and the trade with the Green Bay Packers was voided.
But Elliott collected an extra $293.20 through the NFL's performance-based pay system from his time with the Cowboys: all of one snap on special teams against the Giants.
Though Elliott was at the low end of the system, seven Cowboys earned more than $200,000 from a program that rewards players who outperform their contracts based on play-time percentages.
If Prescott turns out a solid 2018 season, he could see a much larger payday coming his way since the Cowboys would be eligible to sign him to a long-term deal next March.
On the same day the Cowboys placed the second-round tender worth $2.9 million on him for 2018, defensive lineman David Irving also found some extra change in his pocket. He earned an extra $151,276.19 for his eight games last season, having missed four because of a suspension and four more because of a concussion.
Undrafted rookie quarterback Cooper Rush earned an extra $6,166.39 for playing a little more than 1 percent of the snaps. Cornerback Nolan Carroll II signed the biggest free-agent deal the Cowboys had a year ago (four years, $10 million) but was cut by late October. He still earned an extra $6,955.02.