The Dallas Cowboys haven’t lost running back Ezekiel Elliott yet, as he continues to fight his suspension. Owner Jerry Jones sounds like he’s firmly behind the young star.
“Jerry Jones tells The Fan the NFL has been feeling it’s way along in these suspension matters and missed it with Ezekiel Elliott,” reported Mark Lane. “Jones [ says] ‘he wouldn’t dare speculate’ on the next step in Ezekiel Elliott’s legal process relative to his suspension.”
Jones has, at times, sounded like he’s trying to hold back. This is another example, as he refuses to speculate even though he clearly thinks that the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell made a mistake here.
If there’s one thing he does sound positive about, he likes the way Elliott has been playing lately.
“Jerry Jones tells The Fan for whatever the reason, yes, Ezekiel Elliott had more burst against the 49ers,” Lane added.
Elliott had 26 carries for 147 yards and two touchdowns against the 49ers. However, it’s worth noting that the 49ers are 0-7 under new head coach Kyle Shanahan and new GM John Lynch. Elliott may have looked like he had more burst simply because he wasn’t playing a quality team. The 49ers did just cut former star linebacker NaVorro Bowman, who joined the Oakland Raiders and instantly led them in tackles.
Elliott has been solid all year, though. His one outlier game was when he had eight yards on nine carries against the Denver Broncos. Other than that, he’s been over 80 yards in every contest. He’s also gotten better every week since that Broncos game, putting up 80 yards, then 85, then 116, and capping it off with that 147, a season high.
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