Sport Cowboys prepared to play without RB Elliott

20:30  13 august  2017
20:30  13 august  2017 Source:   The Sports Xchange

Report: Ezekiel Elliott decision could come next week

  Report: Ezekiel Elliott decision could come next week The Dallas Cowboys — and many others — are waiting to hear from the NFL about the status of Ezekiel Elliott. Talk has persisted all season about whether or not Elliott will be punished for being involved in domestic violence allegations last year. But so far, there has been no word from the league.During NBC’s telecast of the Hall of Fame Game on Thursday, NBC’s Michele Tafoya reported that a decision about Elliott’s punishment could come as early as next week.Additionally, NBC mentioned that there has been talk that Elliott could be suspended for two games if he is punished by the league.

The Dallas Cowboys never featured plays with running backs Alfred Morris and Ezekiel Elliott in the backfield together, but the possibilities are endless. Even without Elliott , the possibilities are endless with the talent in our backfield.

As the Cowboys prepare to leave for California this week, remind me again about the health of Darren McFadden. Last year McFadden's playing time virtually disappeared when Elliott arrived.

The Dallas Cowboys support Ezekiel Elliott but the team is prepared to play without their star running back due to his six-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league's personal conduct policy after multiple domestic violence incidents.

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Coach Jason Garrett told reporters following Saturday night's 13-10 preseason loss to the Rams at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles that the Cowboys will be ready for the start of the regular season.

Ezekiel Elliott ‘surprised and disappointed’ by NFL’s decision to suspend him 6 games

  Ezekiel Elliott ‘surprised and disappointed’ by NFL’s decision to suspend him 6 games Elliott added that he plans "to mature and earn the great opportunity I have been given."The investigation began because of domestic violence allegations, and the NFL explained what was found to result in Elliott's suspension in a letter to the running back.

Play . Should Elliott miss time, the Cowboys would have three veterans sharing time in their backfield to start the season: Hillman, Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris. People may see early if Dak Prescott can carry the Cowboys without his star running back behind him.

Player Outlook. Ezekiel Elliott lived up to the hype as a rookie in 2016, and the Cowboys and Fantasy owners are hoping there's no sophomore slump waiting for him this year. "Zeke can get more catches this year without him playing more plays ," quarterback Dak Prescott said Monday.

"Obviously, Zeke Elliott's a good football player," Garrett said. "But we feel like we've built our team the right way and we feel like we have some veteran experience, guys that have been productive in this league at the running back position in Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden. (We) feel good about Rod Smith, and we're going to focus on the guys that we have available to us. Zeke will be with us practicing as we go forward and he's going to get himself ready to play when the time comes.

"We talked to our team about the situation and the importance of focusing on what we can control. We can't control what the NFL does. It's not my place to comment on whether I think it's justified.

"We prepared our team accordingly by building it the right way and we're going to focus on what we control with our football team. That's players and coaches. We're going to coach as well as we can. We're going to play as well as we can with the guys that we have available to us."

Report: Ezekiel Elliott likely to appeal 6-game suspension Tuesday

  Report: Ezekiel Elliott likely to appeal 6-game suspension Tuesday Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is likely to appeal his six-game suspension Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.Elliott was suspended Friday for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy after a 13-month investigation into whether the 22-year-old committed domestic violence. Elliott hasn't been charged with a crime, but the league deemed the evidence "substantial and persuasive.

More revealed about altercation involving Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott at Uptown Dallas bar. "Running backs have a tendency to play on the edge. " Without better decision-making off-the-field over the next two years, Ezekiel Elliott will never reach his full potential.

The running back has been preparing a response to the league to be submitted in the next week, sources told Schefter. Albert retiring without playing for Jaguars. Jerome Bettis says Ezekiel Elliott ’s problems stem from Cowboys locker room.

Stephen Jones, the Cowboys' chief operating officer and executive vice president, said Elliott will continue to see carries during the preseason.

"Obviously we know this was something that could happen," Jones said of Elliott's suspension on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. "We knew that the investigation was ongoing, and whenever you prepare for a football team you prepare for injury. You prepare for things that are unexpected. And certainly we have done that and are comfortable with who we are on this football team.

"At the end of the day we certainly support Zeke. At the same time we understand the very, very, very serious nature of domestic violence, certainly that people should be held accountable if that takes place."

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) and running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) talk on the field before a preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.© Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS via Getty Images Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) and running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) talk on the field before a preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.

Elliott's six-game ban to start the regular season is the penalty for first-time offenders of the league's new domestic violence policy. Elliott was notified by the NFL on Friday after the league's 13-month investigation into the allegations that he engaged in physical violence against a former girlfriend in July 2016.

Former Cowboys star Terrell Owens has some words of advice for Ezekiel Elliott

  Former Cowboys star Terrell Owens has some words of advice for Ezekiel Elliott Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens chimed in on the domestic violence situation that has impacted current Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. For Owens, who was a malcontent and seen as immature during his playing days, his words of advise makes perfect sense. Speaking to TMZ Sports, Owens opened up about Elliott’s suspension and what the young running back needs to do moving forward.“They should know better at this point, you know. Especially, this should be a learning lesson for him (Elliott). But it’s unfortunate what has transpired,” Owens said, via TMZ Sports.

play . In May, the Cowboys signed Elliott to a deal worth .9 million that included a .3 million signing bonus. The highest a Cowboys player was on the best-selling jersey list last season (from April 1, 2015-Jan.

The policy gave Goodell authority to suspend players for at least six games in domestic cases, with or without a conviction. Elliott has had a string of off-field issues in the year since the Cowboys made him the fourth overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Elliott is expected to file his appeal of the NFL's ruling on Tuesday, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Elliott has denied the allegations, and Friday night on Twitter said: "I am both surprised and disappointed by the NFL's decision today, and I strongly disagree with the league's findings."

The suspension is scheduled to begin Sept. 2 and Elliott is eligible to return to the Cowboys' roster on Oct. 23, one day after the team's Week 7 road game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Elliott, 22, is accused by former girlfriend Tiffany Thompson of five domestic assault incidents in July 2016 in Columbus, Ohio, and has been under NFL investigation, although the city attorney's office already announced he will not face criminal charges.

Cowboys teammate Jason Witten discussed the situation from a personal perspective.

Witten's family was affected by domestic violence when he was a child and the tight end's foundation serves women and families that have experienced it.

"Look, there's no place for a man to put his hand on a woman, and most of you guys know that it's a situation that's affected my family as a kid, and I put a lot of work and attention and have a platform to step out and speak on stopping domestic violence," Witten told reporters after Saturday night's loss to the Rams. "Having said that, Zeke is continuing to work through it, and he's talked about that. The game and all that stuff, that's not what you deal with. He's our teammate, and we'll continue to work through it with him and have this opportunity to grow from it, and I think that's what his focus is now. ...

Jerry Jones explains silence on Elliott, says team is 'in support of Zeke'

  Jerry Jones explains silence on Elliott, says team is 'in support of Zeke' In his first media availability since Ezekiel Elliott was suspended, Jerry Jones chose not to comment on the situation. The Dallas Cowboys owner will remain relatively quiet until a final decision on the suspension is made. "I don't have anything to say about anything with the commissioner or with anything to do with Zeke at this particular time," Jones said Saturday after the Cowboys' preseason win, according to Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News.Elliott reportedly has an appeal hearing set for Aug.

Stephen Jones: Cowboys support Ezekiel Elliott , believe in backups. play . Cowboys CEO and executive vice president Stephen Jones says the team knew a suspension was possible for Ezekiel Elliott and prepared for it.

More revealed about altercation involving Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott at Uptown Dallas bar. As far as the networks wanting him to play . You can make that argument about any marquee player in the league.

"Quite frankly, it's uncomfortable even having the conversation right now, but you go through it, and (you're) in a position to be a leader, and you continue to show the way and allow guys to grow, and I know that's been a tough year on him. I think that his mindset has been such what he's said, what he's already released, I think that that's a pretty good perspective on what he's trying to do moving forward."

Elliott's father, Stacy, told ESPN's E:60 on Sunday in a statement that he was "surprised and very disappointed with (the) NFL's decision and disagree with the league's findings."

"I am 100 percent confident that Ezekiel's legal team will be able to show the world that he never abused this young lady!" Stacy Elliott said in the statement. "Ezekiel was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys at 20 yrs old. So he isn't perfect. But I am confident he will continue to learn from his life experiences."

The second-year running back is coming off a sensational rookie season in which he rushed for a Cowboys rookie-record 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Zeke’s Mystique: Garrett unsure if Elliott will play this preseason .
Head coach Jason Garrett is up in the air on whether Cowboys' RB Ezekiel Elliott will play in the preseason.Coach Jason Garrett apparently hasn't made that decision yet, and is quoted as saying "I just haven't had those discussions with him." The fact Elliott is healthy and practicing but isn't being told if he will play leads many to believe that Garrett is leaning towards not playing the star running back.

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