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Jerry Jones: Ezekiel Elliott “carries the ball really sound”

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) is stopped by Washington Redskins defensive end Chris Baker (92) and tight end Derek Carrier (89) during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) AP

Most NFL owners don’t get into coaching details like whether a running back holds the ball properly, but Jerry Jones is not like most owners.

Jones defended Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott this morning on 105.3 The Fan, saying that Elliott holds the ball properly and that Elliott’s two fumbles this season aren’t an ongoing concern.

“He fundamentally carries the ball really sound,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “He carries it. He carries it up against him. We won’t get into all of that detail, but if you asked the question: Is he very sound in the way he holds the football? He is.”

Jones said the fumbles won’t result in Elliott getting less playing time.

“No. They will not, at all,” Jones said. “He’s a big man and he carries it properly. He does a good job of finishing, which means he’s trying to give the tacklers more than he’s getting in terms of how you absorb hits. All of that makes him a sound ball carrier fumbling wise.”

Jones didn’t spend the fourth overall pick in the draft on Elliott to give up on him after a couple fumbles. Jones believes in Elliott as much now as he did on draft day.

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49 Responses to “Jerry Jones: Ezekiel Elliott “carries the ball really sound””
  1. therealzeitgeist says: Sep 20, 2016 2:47 PM

    Jerry Jones also described Tony Romo as ‘durable.’

  2. jag1959 says: Sep 20, 2016 2:51 PM

    “…but Jerry Jones is not like most owners.”

    Truer words were never spoken.

    Hopefully for Dallas fans “carries the ball really sound” won’t end up equating with “you won’t see a more gifted passer”

  3. nhpats says: Sep 20, 2016 2:52 PM

    Is this the same guy that proclaimed that Brandon Weeden “throws a beautiful ball”?

  4. chewy724 says: Sep 20, 2016 2:52 PM

    Yes sir… and Jerry’s GM skills are very sound.

  5. sportoficionado says: Sep 20, 2016 2:53 PM

    Zeke had a grand total of 3 fumbles in his college career. Obviously not good to fumble, I just don’t think it is a concern with Zeke.

  6. thefootballgodssay says: Sep 20, 2016 2:53 PM

    Than why did he fumble TWICE

  7. jackedupboonie says: Sep 20, 2016 2:54 PM

    Bayless will talk about this for an hour tomorrow. Can they move that show to Jerrys compound and just air it on Dallas local tv?

  8. MiamiDolphinsNation says: Sep 20, 2016 2:54 PM

    Jerrah also said Kevin Hardy was possibly HOF material.🙂

  9. clashpoint says: Sep 20, 2016 2:55 PM

    …and Jerry Jones knows something about carrying footballs!

    Ohwai no, he doesn’t.

  10. mcjon22 says: Sep 20, 2016 2:55 PM

    Go home Jerry, you’re drunk

  11. senxic says: Sep 20, 2016 2:57 PM

    Jerry Jones runs his mouth far too often. He’s probably the primary reason why Dallas has so many haters. Rightfully so.

    He is certainly the reason why I could never support them. It is understandable that he owns the team, but most fans don’t want a knowitall owner fooling around with their favorite team. It not only discredits the coaching staff, but it makes it totally unprofessional.

    Most owners don’t put in the time needed to properly evaluate talent and player temperaments. It results in poor hiring decisions and it is often detrimental to team morale in the long run. Coaches lack free will and are constantly undermined. He will never give it up, so Dallas continues to spin its wheels.

  12. Grulks says: Sep 20, 2016 3:00 PM

    Oh Jerry…..

    just please put the ballgag back in your mouth.

    If Zeke’s fumbling wasnt an issue, why’d he take a seat after the /nd one?

  13. tokyogasblaster says: Sep 20, 2016 3:03 PM

    I do hope this guy runs this team for the next 30 years…

  14. phillycheez says: Sep 20, 2016 3:08 PM

    I can’t believe the media still prints what JJ says…and it’s not in comics.

  15. saints737 says: Sep 20, 2016 3:09 PM

    You just wanted to give Alfred Morris carries against his old team, right Jerruh?

    Not because zeke couldn’t hold on to the ball.

  16. bspurloc says: Sep 20, 2016 3:09 PM

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    Elliott is purposely sucking and fumbling so when he breaks Dickerson rookie year record, he looks that much better!

  17. mrnick66 says: Sep 20, 2016 3:09 PM

    in other news according to jerry, i am not fat but calorically challenged and dallas is not flat but has some of the highest mountains in the world!!

  18. dansardo says: Sep 20, 2016 3:19 PM

    Jerrah has used the owneship of the Cowboys as an opportunity to express his opinions on a wide range of topics he has little or no expertise in or knowledge of. He has been doing that pretty much from the start of his ownership. Why would he stop now?

  19. shaggytoodle says: Sep 20, 2016 3:20 PM

    He also said Greg Hardy was a leader and not, a distraction.

  20. MiamiDolphinsNation says: Sep 20, 2016 3:35 PM

    was a lot more fun in Dallas when Barry Switzer was HC.

  21. gpete1962 says: Sep 20, 2016 3:38 PM

    You keep telling yourself that Jerry!!

  22. dallashomer says: Sep 20, 2016 3:39 PM

    I like his use of the modifier “fumbling-wise.” I’d love to see Donald Trump and Jerry duke it out over a game of scrabble.

  23. mmack66 says: Sep 20, 2016 3:48 PM

    Jerry needs to work on his timing.

  24. nevyn49 says: Sep 20, 2016 3:51 PM

    Yep, I am sure his ball security is as great as Hardy’s leadership was.

  25. seabreezes51 says: Sep 20, 2016 3:52 PM

    I hope Doctor Coach Jones runs that team forever.

  26. cowboylover says: Sep 20, 2016 3:56 PM

    Clearly none of you have a clue about PR. Let me know when you create a multi billion dollar empire.

  27. Ron Jull says: Sep 20, 2016 3:58 PM

    Jerrys’ a clown. How can he be holding the ball “real nicely” when he fumbled twice in three quarters? Must be nice to live in Jerrys world and not be stuck here on planet earth. Lol

  28. metalup666 says: Sep 20, 2016 4:05 PM

    “Clearly none of you have a clue about PR. Let me know when you create a multi billion dollar empire.”

    So this^^^^^^^

  29. mindelm42 says: Sep 20, 2016 4:08 PM

    and he is he still admiring Brandon Weedon’s beautifully thrown balls?

  30. mickmars says: Sep 20, 2016 4:12 PM

    In other news, Jerry also thinks his plastic surgeon does ” exemplary work”….

  31. joetoronto says: Sep 20, 2016 4:19 PM

    If only people like Jerrah Jones and Wrecks Ryan could live forever, great entertainment.

  32. richndc says: Sep 20, 2016 4:39 PM

    I wonder…how many of you football know nothings realize Jerry Jones was co-captain of a National Championship Arkansas team? Oh yes, 3 Super Bowl rings. Then once again, his team is the most valuable sports franchise on the planet. Yeah, he is a total idiot. (dont forget the Herschel Walker trade). Man, what a dummy. If only he had listen to the likes of folks like you–well, imagine where he would be right now!!

  33. headwoundharry says: Sep 20, 2016 4:40 PM

    Translation. “He carries that thing like his favorite bong

  34. richndc says: Sep 20, 2016 4:44 PM

    “Oh, yeah! Well, he won all those Super Bowl’s because of Jimmy Johnson!!!!” (um, but who HIRED Jimmy Johnson?).

    If you shut up and listen for once, you will start to see how all this works. It’s not that hard ladies, even for most of you.

  35. myworldurjuslivinit says: Sep 20, 2016 4:46 PM

    If you don’t like what JJ has to say STOP asking him & reading…but you can’t cause deep down inside you want to be a Cowboy fan…jus say’in

  36. headwoundharry says: Sep 20, 2016 4:51 PM

    Just when the world was startng to miss Al Davis and his freakish paranoia, now we have Jerrah, patrolling the NFL universe with daily pressers from Cowboy Chopper 1. Thank you Dear Lord!!

  37. headwoundharry says: Sep 20, 2016 4:57 PM

    Umm, no. Deep down inside, I am happy to be a life long Bronco fan. You may go now.

  38. erod22 says: Sep 20, 2016 5:27 PM

    Elliott fumbled once in college.

    Once.

    This is not a problem.

  39. dirtydrynn27 says: Sep 20, 2016 6:30 PM

    Elliot is over rated….58 yds. Against the G men and 83 yds against the skins a game in which he fumbled….when will het 100 yds since he is sooooo great!!!!

  40. screamingsheep69 says: Sep 20, 2016 6:43 PM

    I hope Jerry lives forever!

  41. uglydingo says: Sep 20, 2016 6:45 PM

    Maurice Jones Drew fumbled the ball just 6 times in his entire career with over 1900 carries but Zeke fumbled twice in his second game. 73 year old owner, Jerry Jones, can continue to talk him up but opponents will target Zeke’s ball security.

  42. dreadnok89 says: Sep 20, 2016 7:25 PM

    Basically zeke is weak against men not college kids. They should help the online out and start morris the bruiser

  43. gpete1962 says: Sep 20, 2016 7:31 PM

    richndc says:
    Sep 20, 2016 4:39 PM
    I wonder…how many of you football know nothings realize Jerry Jones was co-captain of a National Championship Arkansas team? Oh yes, 3 Super Bowl rings. Then once again, his team is the most valuable sports franchise on the planet. Yeah, he is a total idiot. (dont forget the Herschel Walker trade). Man, what a dummy. If only he had listen to the likes of folks like you–well, imagine where he would be right now!!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    The two great moves he made, Number one, was to hire Jimmy Johnson, then his ego got in the way

    Number two, Hire Parcells to rebuild the team, then his ego got in the way

    Get it!!!

  44. nhpats says: Sep 20, 2016 7:44 PM

    The Cowboys will come in last place in the NFC east….

  45. sportsfan18 says: Sep 20, 2016 8:38 PM

    erod22 says:
    Sep 20, 2016 5:27 PM

    Elliott fumbled once in college.

    Once.

    This is not a problem.

    ===================================

    Time for facts, truth and reality now…

    Thanks to a new invention called the interwebs, we may look things up like how many times Zeke fumbled in college.

    Uh, it was MORE than one time.

    He fumbled twice in the 14/15 season and the team lost 1 of those 2 fumbles.

    He fumbled twice in the 15/16 season and the team lost both of those fumbles.

    So, he fumbled FOUR times in college, not just the one time…

  46. ibillwt says: Sep 20, 2016 8:59 PM

    Please Jerry. Your record as a GM speaks volumes about your ability to evaluate player talent.

  47. macgee10 says: Sep 20, 2016 9:02 PM

    Jerry Jones is a guy that just makes you laugh at his statements. I’m a big Cowboys fan through and through but I DO NOT like Jerry Jones anymore. He is a great owner and a great businessman for the Cowboys and the NFL. He is a horrible GM though. Richndc I don’t care if he was Arkansas’s miracle from heaven but he’s just not a football guy that knows how to evaluate talent. Jimmy Johnson was the guy that built that team from the ground up and it showed because after he left they did nothing. Jerry Jones and the Cowboys haven’t done anything in the last 20 years. He has had good draft picks but he’s had a lot of BAD ones too and I mean A LOT of bad ones. Now with Stephen doing more and taking charge of more things you can see them starting to improve but Jerry needs to be an owner and that’s it. Nothing else this really isn’t up debate.

  48. smokehouse56 says: Sep 20, 2016 9:27 PM

    myworldurjuslivinit says:
    Sep 20, 2016 4:46 PM

    If you don’t like what JJ has to say STOP asking him & reading…but you can’t cause deep down inside you want to be a Cowboy fan…jus say’in.
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    Tell that the Redskins, Eagles and Giants fans.

  49. famundacheese says: Sep 20, 2016 10:29 PM

    Jerry’s family was pretty rich to start. He like Trump, Jeff Lurie and many other wealthy people, had many more opportunites than most could ever dream of having. He did make the most of them, but it took him a while. Let me know the next time someone will lend you a million dollars, fail, then have them lend you more later on. This doesn’t make him dumb, just ambitious with a lot of resources to start with.

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