Cowboys won’t spend extra effort monitoring Ezekiel Elliott

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The Cowboys have a few other issues to deal with at the moment, so they’re not going to spend any extra effort babysitting running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Elliott missed six games last year (likely torpedoing any chances they had at the playoffs) following his suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.

But executive Stephen Jones said he was impressed with how Elliott has handled himself since then and doesn’t foresee a problem.

You can only do so much” Jones said, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “These are grown men. I have a lot of confidence that Zeke has learned a lot. Hopefully he has. Because if he has and he changes his behavior and he’s able to stay on the field, we all know he can be one of the greatest to ever play the game, if he takes care of himself and takes care of his business off the field. I think Zeke wants that. He’s a competitor. I think he wants to be one of the best.

“He certainly knows that he’s got to take care of business too. We’ve had great players that have had to do better before. Michael [Irvin] will tell you that he had to learn valuable lessons. But he turned out to be a Hall of Famer.

“I think if Zeke will pay attention and do the right things off the field and be responsible then he can certainly have an amazing career.”

Elliott’s value to the team has been well-established, even if he’s nowhere close to Irvin’s level of accomplishment. But that only matters if he’s on the field, and making the kind of decisions off the field to allow it.

9 responses to “Cowboys won’t spend extra effort monitoring Ezekiel Elliott

  1. Elliott missed six games last year (likely torpedoing any chances they had at the playoffs)

    It’s all his fault?
    Philadelphia players on IR last year: Peters, Sproles, Hicks, Sturges, Maragos, Wentz.
    Still won the SB…can’t blame Dallas’ crappy season on Zeke missing games.
    Start with their coach, then move to the guy that hires the coaches.

  2. “You can only do so much” Jones said, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “These are grown men.”

    They’re grown, but they aren’t men.

  3. Patsardone Wentz didn’t go down until the end of the season…Zeke got suspended midseason during a tough stretch on the schedule…then add Tyron Smith’s back issues during that 6 weeks and yes without Zeke that torpedoed the playoff hopes…playaction and rollouts are a big part of the Dallas offense with Dak under center, who is biting on a Alfred Morris or Rod Smith fake?

  4. Zeke got suspended midseason during a tough stretch on the schedule…then add Tyron Smith’s back issues during that 6 weeks and yes without Zeke that torpedoed the playoff hopes…playaction and rollouts are a big part of the Dallas offense with Dak under center, who is biting on a Alfred Morris or Rod Smith fake?

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    What about the puppet coach? he blew the chance last year (2016) against Greenbay of even making it into the playoffs with Bad decisions after bad decisions in a much win game. The coach is a joke.
    This year there was no consistency and losses piled up against team they should have beat or at very least been competitive against…This is on the coach

  5. Pope Traum says:
    February 28, 2018 at 8:16 am
    Patsardone Wentz didn’t go down until the end of the season…Zeke got suspended midseason during a tough stretch on the schedule…then add Tyron Smith’s back issues during that 6 weeks and yes without Zeke that torpedoed the playoff hopes

    Do you watch football, or just listen to your homer radio station?
    Peters is a HOF left tackle who was on IR since Oct., Wentz was leading the NFL in td passes when he went out in week 13.
    Their back up qb had to win crucial games to secure home field, then had to win the playoff games. Much more adversity than Dallas, and they didn’t turtle up like Dallas.

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