/Jerry Jones to Ezekiel Elliott: Your actions affect the entire team

Jerry Jones to Ezekiel Elliott: Your actions affect the entire team


USA TODAY Sports’ Lindsay H. Jones says that even though the Cowboys had a surprisingly impressive 2016 season, there’s plenty of tough competition in the NFC East that could steal the division title in 2017.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Tuesday said he has not spoken to the NFL about a possible suspension for running back Ezekiel Elliott but said he did not want to “speculate” about any punishment that could be coming for the second-year star.

Jones, speaking at an event at the team’s new headquarters in Frisco, Texas, told reporters he had spoken to Elliott about an incident at a Dallas nightclub on Sunday. A 30-year-old man suffered a broken nose in an altercation but was unable to tell police who assaulted him. ESPN and Dallas’ 105.3 The Fan reported that Elliott was involved, though the running back was not named in reports filed by Dallas police.

Jones chose not to reveal the details of his conversation with Elliott but said his general message to the running back, as well as to other troubled Cowboys players, is to be aware of how individual actions affect others.


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