Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys

‘Zeke who?’ joke not helping Cowboys negotiations with RB Ezekiel Elliott

If he’s hoping to see Ezekiel Elliott in his team’s practices any time soon, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones better get to know him a bit better. Seeking a long-term deal, Ezekiel Elliott has not been present for Cowboys training camp activities. As well as that, he has missed their completed pair of preseason games.


Dallas won their most recent matchup against the Los Angeles Rams in Honolulu, thanks in part to potential Elliott substitute Tony Pollard. The fourth-round rookie from Memphis ran with the Dallas starters and tallied 42 yards on five carries, including a 14-yard score to put the Cowboys ahead.

After the game, Jones, when reporters brought up Elliott’s status in the wake of Pollard’s performance, jokingly asked “Who? Zeke who?”.


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Elliott is entering the final season of the original four-year, $25 million deal he signed as the fourth overall pick in 2016. He has rushed for 4,048 yards over his first three NFL seasons. And they’re 6-3 when Elliott rushes for at least 100 yards over the past three seasons.

The Cowboys return to preseason action on Saturday night against the Houston Texans.

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