Jerry Jones has talked to Ezekiel Elliott but not to NFL

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Jerry Jones said he has talked to Ezekiel Elliott about Elliott’s latest off-field incident but not to anyone at the NFL about a possible suspension for the star running back.

“First of all, I haven’t spoken to anyone at the NFL, but I have detail, some detail. More to get,” Jones said Tuesday at a press conference for the topping off for the Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy & Research at The Star. “Certainly as you can imagine, and I appreciate why, but probably could count the way things are, and so I’ll be getting more detail and will be commenting on if there’s any comment from me, which you need in the future.”

In other words, in eight minutes of questions, Jones said little about Elliott’s alleged involvement in a disturbance at a Dallas bar on Sunday night. He has press conferences scheduled the next two days so he will have to continue to answer questions about Elliott as the Cowboys prepare to depart for training camp Saturday.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported last week, before Elliott’s latest off-field headline, that Elliott was bracing for a suspension to start the season. Jones, who as recently as March said he expected the NFL to clear Elliott, was not as emphatic in his answers regarding a possible suspension for Elliott.

“I actually don’t know the status, but I surely don’t want to speculate about any decisions from the league or any potential injury or lack of having a player available,” Jones said. “Availability is a key. Ability is a key. But availability is a key, and we really do plan personnel-wise, we plan for a player not being available. That’s just part of our DNA.”

Jones said Elliott, who led the league in rushing last season, still is adjusting to the spotlight that comes with being a star NFL player.

“I know that and I can say first hand that developing an awareness of where you are with the visibility that is involved today is in and of itself a learning, evolving thing,” Jones said. “People who have been in the public eye for years and years are having to rethink about how they are and how they approach the public eye. So it’s not just someone that’s recent to the public eye, as you well know, because of his style, personality, it’s like a rock star wherever he goes as far as potential. That anybody that thinks about it but certainly anybody that’s experienced that knows that takes some getting used to to have to learn many aspects of that. So certainly Zeke is evolving and being subject to needing to learn how to deal with the media and social media the way it is today.”

50 responses to “Jerry Jones has talked to Ezekiel Elliott but not to NFL

  1. it never occurred to us to that we would need to have someone watching those entrusted to watch him

    jerry jones speaking about pacman

  2. Zeke will have about a year to learn to deal with social media and how to behave in his public and private life.

  3. Jerry doesn’t need to talk to the NFL office since the reality is that he runs the league. I can’t think of any other explanation as to how he got into the HOF.

  4. They deal with this idiot like he is 12 years old. He is a grown ass man making these horrible decisions. he needs to take responsibility for his actions. That’s the only way he will learn.

  5. dal1as says:
    Jul 18, 2017 1:59 PM
    They deal with this idiot like he is 12 years old. He is a grown ass man making these horrible decisions. he needs to take responsibility for his actions. That’s the only way he will learn.
    —————————

    75-80% of the players in the league still act like they’re 12 years old. it’s what happens when you surround yourself w/ “yes” men and have never been held accountable for anything in your life.

  6. First of all, I love the Cowboys and have used the PFT forum on numerous occasions to push back against the inevitable hate and trash talk.

    But…this is typical Jerry “word-salad”. A whole lot of nothing and little more than gibberish. How about some accountability and a team issued reminder that it’s a privilege to play in the NFL.

    Just my two cents.

  7. araidersfan says:
    Jerry doesn’t need to talk to the NFL office since the reality is that he runs the league. I can’t think of any other explanation as to how he got into the HOF.

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    Jerry got in as an innovator, and if you’ve been paying attention all along you’d see how much influence he has had in what the league looks like now. He was the first to have a deal with a big name company for jersey’s and had a deal with Pepsi very early on, the league has followed suit in that in marketing and making money…

  8. Just a butthurt Mara that desperately wishes he had thought of investing in a top-flight running game during the passing era. Instead, he has one Odell Beckham and a bunch of nobodies, with a mediocre passing attack despite all the investment.

  9. “rudy7088 says:
    Jul 18, 2017 2:09 PM
    First of all, I love the Cowboys and have used the PFT forum on numerous occasions to push back against the inevitable hate and trash talk.
    But…this is typical Jerry “word-salad”. A whole lot of nothing and little more than gibberish. How about some accountability and a team issued reminder that it’s a privilege to play in the NFL.
    Just my two cents.”

    Unfortunately your referring to an owner that really doesn’t care about character (so therefore no retributions will be forth coming from the team) as long as the player can contribute on the field. There is no being held accountable for in Dallas.

  10. araidersfan says:
    Jul 18, 2017 1:55 PM
    Jerry doesn’t need to talk to the NFL office since the reality is that he runs the league. I can’t think of any other explanation as to how he got into the HOF.
    ——

    You can’t think of an explanation because you don’t know the role owners play in the league. Criticize his GM decision all you want, but to criticize his role as an owner is flat out ignorant.

  11. It’s sad that even with all of his money this ugly SOB has to resort to this. You can’t fix stupid and zee take idiocy to a new level.

  12. “Certainly as you can imagine, and I appreciate why, but probably could count the way things are, and so I’ll be getting more detail and will be commenting on if there’s any comment from me, which you need in the future.”

    What?

  13. “Certainly as you can imagine, and I appreciate why, but probably could count the way things are, and so I’ll be getting more detail and will be commenting on if there’s any comment from me, which you need in the future.”

    Goodell could not have said it better

  14. Unfortunately your referring to an owner that really doesn’t care about character (so therefore no retributions will be forth coming from the team) as long as the player can contribute on the field. There is no being held accountable for in Dallas.
    ————
    What is even more unfortunate is that he’s about to be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame. Why? Because he can afford it.

  15. Like he did with Dez Bryant, Jerry Jones will hire a bunch of guys to babysit Ezekiel Elliot – with the ‘Boys it doesn’t matter about character or maturity, just stats!

  16. Jerry got in as an innovator, and if you’ve been paying attention all along you’d see how much influence he has had in what the league looks like now. He was the first to have a deal with a big name company for jersey’s and had a deal with Pepsi very early on, the league has followed suit in that in marketing and making money…
    ======

    I’m just glad he ran Jimmy Johnson out of town when he did.

    With all that talent, who knows how long that dynasty may have dominated the League??!

  17. imsomeguy says:
    Jul 18, 2017 2:16 PM

    Jerry got in as an innovator, and if you’ve been paying attention all along you’d see how much influence he has had in what the league looks like now.

    ————

    You mean like changing the rules to that DBs can hardly even cover WRs any more? Or inane rules that nobody can even determine what constitutes a “catch” any more?

    Yeah….the guy has been a real blessing to the NFL…

  18. Jerry helped to transform Dez Bryant from a major problem child off the field into a respected Cowboy team leader who plays with passion. He can do the same for Zeke and the off the field issues are not as bad as Dez’s were.
    For all the knocking of Jerry. He has a great eye for natural talent. Dak Prescott is just the latest example of getting it right.
    Jerry will find the right people to help straighten out Zeke.

  19. Doesn’t really make a difference. How many Super Bowls has Dez Bryant won for the Cowboys? The same number as Ezekiel Elliott…..ZERO. Championships are made from TEAM chemistry…..not the stats of one or two players.

  20. imsomeguy says:
    Jul 18, 2017 2:16 PM
    araidersfan says:
    Jerry doesn’t need to talk to the NFL office since the reality is that he runs the league. I can’t think of any other explanation as to how he got into the HOF.

    ————————————————–

    Jerry got in as an innovator, and if you’ve been paying attention all along you’d see how much influence he has had in what the league looks like now. He was the first to have a deal with a big name company for jersey’s and had a deal with Pepsi very early on, the league has followed suit in that in marketing and making money

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

    Jerry certainly innovated ways as to how to disgracefully treat the face of the Dallas Cowboys (Tom Landry) after he bought the team. And how to drive Jimmy Johnson out of Dallas out of jealousy (Johnson rightfully deserves the credit for building those early 90s Super Bowl teams).

    As for being a billionaire, so what? He made most of his fortune in Arkansas long before he bought the Cowboys. Most of the innovative ideas from the Cowboys were made by Tex Schramm. Does Jones deserve HOF induction for not squandering the wealth from an established cash-cow the way that Cint Murchison did?

  21. Jerry, it takes a lot more than talk. You need to do something to show Zeke who exactly is running the show. That should be something your good at since I don’t think you built your fortune letting other people run you.

  22. uglydingo says:
    Jul 18, 2017 4:11 PM

    Jerry helped to transform Dez Bryant from a major problem child off the field into a respected Cowboy team leader who plays with passion. He can do the same for Zeke and the off the field issues are not as bad as Dez’s were.
    For all the knocking of Jerry. He has a great eye for natural talent. Dak Prescott is just the latest example of getting it right.
    Jerry will find the right people to help straighten out Zeke

    ………………………………………………………………………..

    Thank You Mrs. Jones,especially,the,”He has a great eye for natural talent.” Although,that might be too much bragging!!

  23. The Cowboys. More arrests and more suspect players drafted than the Bengals (including drafting a guy this year who beat his gf), yet they catch half the grief. Couldn’t have anything to do with the size of their fan base, could it?

  24. There is some kind of phenomenon where ultra talented players are protected waaaaay too much in college. It’s greed based. Colleges want to win, winning drives money.

  25. this is why he will
    never win a title in the cap era

    yes, i know 1995 was in the cap era, but once
    they needed to clean their books from
    that pre cap era start of that dynasty era,
    he has been completely awful managing teams
    since

    ego just spiraling out of control

    if this turd goes to the hof, the when
    does bob kraft?

  26. For all the knocking of Jerry. He has a great eye for natural talent. Dak Prescott is just the latest example of getting it right.
    ——————————–
    Puhleeeeeeze! If they thought he was so great, they wouldn’t have waited till 4th round and taken him only after whiffing on Paxton Lynch and Connor Cook. That’s like complimenting Pats for taking Brady. Better lucky than smart.

  27. EZEKIEL MAYWEATHER, He has really earned that name, both are a total waste, somebody needs to kick both their asses, but Jerruh will settle his problems for him, with GREEN, The color of the Philadelphia Eagles, East Division Champs 2018, GO BIRDS 🏈✅

  28. Jerry: I’m so proud & happy to have you represent our values….
    Zeke: I’ll drink to that…. Let’s hit this strip club I know….gets really fun around 2:00 am!!!
    Jerry: sure, but you drive!!

  29. The Patriots had a flippin’ murderer on their team. I don’t hold Bill B responsible for that. This whole league has guys who need to grow up a little.

  30. I honestly don’t think it’s a matter of Elliott growing up. I think he just isn’t right in the head. It’s one thing after another and he doesn’t seem to get it. He needs a mental evaluation,in my opinion.

  31. So it takes an adult, because you stop being a kid legally at age 18, some years to learn something they teach you in kindergarten?

    I am tired of all the excuses being made for all of these millionaire adults. Talk about being treated differently?!

    Here’s a few ideas:

    1) Don’t drive around with a ton of drugs and a full arsenal of weapons in your vehicle and then wonder why the police is cracking down on you.

    2) Don’t punch ladies’ lights out.

    3) Don’t punch other mens’ lights out, then have your crew stomp the person when they are down.

    4) Don’t shoot off a gun anywhere.

    5) Stop driving your cars/motorcyles at triple digits on the speedometer even when you are sober.

    6) If you’ve been drinking or lighting up the bud, don’t drive. Ever.

    7) Unlike some morons at the rookie symposium…NEVER EVER get yourself a fall guy! If you are doing stuff where you think you might need one of them, best rethink your life decisions mate!

  32. Going all the way back to The White House, the Playmaker, and so many other events of broken ethics and rules, the Cowboys are a team that represents their owner well. That’s why good teams beat them every time.

  33. What Elliot needs to do is grow up a be a man and that has nothing to do with the modern media. Jones is just talking out of his dumb ass for a change.

  34. Jerruh Jones is a wanna-be George Steinbrenner, but the difference is Steinbrenner spent his millions on shady characters and won.
    Everyone knows that if it weren’t for Jimmy Johnson, Jones would not have won anything.

  35. What’s Jerra saying, “Hit the gap, not the public?”. Is he giving a pep talk or talking about how much money it will take to make this go away?

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