Ezekiel Elliott discusses his return to Dallas, and different last ideas from Patriots-Jets
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Jerry Jones has one thing deliberate for Ezekiel Elliott’s return to Dallas on Sunday.
Elliott performed seven seasons in Dallas earlier than the crew minimize him in March. The Patriots signed Elliott as a free agent in August.
Thus far, particulars about what the shock will probably be are scant.
“I don’t wish to blow a shock,” Jones stated throughout an interview with 105.3 The Fan. “And that’s a adequate reply for you.”
Elliott made three Professional Bowls and gained two dashing titles with the Cowboys. He rushed for 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns as a rookie in 2016, ending third within the MVP voting for that season.
“I do know this, seeing him up shut and private, so far as a again that an oposing crew hates to sort out, he’s on the prime of the record,” Jones stated. “[Earl] Campbell of the Houston Oilers appears to have that Jerry Jones has a ‘shock’ deliberate for Ezekiel Elliott’s return to Dallas however man, Zeke took a toll on these defensive gamers. So I’ll all the time keep in mind that, I’ll keep in mind his positiveness. He has the right mentality to play this recreation and be a professional.”
Jones additionally praised Elliott’s influence on the Cowboys’ locker room throughout his time in Dallas.
“I do know that he was among the best teammates that I’ve had the privilege of seeing on the Cowboys,” Jones stated. “For his crew, he was inspirational. He was inspirational earlier than the video games, his apply habits had been off the charts – he simply would mainly apply as if each play was for all of the marbles. He had very distinctive abilities as a operating again, and boy, he might decrease that pad and decrease that middle of gravity.”
The Cowboys have struggled within the pink zone, however Elliott’s absence is just not an excuse, Jones stated.
“Nicely, Zeke’s distinctive physicalness is all the time good to have,” Jones stated. “Good to have, to be trite about it, it’s excellent to have. We consider bodily on quick yardage and doubtless ought to, however I don’t suppose that physicalness from the operating again is contributing to us not getting ultimately zone.”
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