Add inin a parade as well as as well as in his car as well as and you have a lot of smoke with a situation that could contain fire.
Jerry Jones(a massive understatement) and this week said that .
Maybe there’s a deeper issue? Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis, appearing on the “Rich Eisen Show” believes the problem might relate to the Cowboys locker room. Specifically, that the Cowboys do not have the veterans in place in the locker room — Dak Prescott is the quarterback now and part of the same draft class as Elliott — to police Zeke’s behavior and reel the young running back in.
“Here’s part of the problem. That team, in terms of the core players, they’re young guys. You don’t have any of those guys able to pull him back and say ‘Listen, you can’t do this, you can’t do that, listen to me when I say these kind of things,'” Bettis said. “You don’t have that kind of guy in the locker room yet to do that. They’re kind of flying blind so to speak, because you don’t have … the quarterback is the same age and you don’t have that guy to pull him back and say ‘Hey, shut it down.'”
Bettis’ initial advice for Elliott was to simply “keep your head down” but what he said later makes more sense: “Stay in the house and don’t get into any more trouble.”
Elliott was the NFL‘s leading rusher last season. He burst onto the scene, along with Prescott, as a fun-to-watch player that rejuvenated the Cowboys offense and playoff hopes after Tony Romo went down in the preseason.
But for as much fun as he is to watch on the field, there should be major concerns brewing off the field when it comes to Elliott’s behavior. The NFL investigation could lead on its own to a suspension.
Coupled with all the other incidents he’s dealing with this offseason, it feels more and more likely that he will ultimately miss time.