The Dallas Cowboys Ezekiel Elliot visits a marijuana store and has a domestic violence incident before his first regular season carry. The Cowboys organization and fans will have to worry about their number one pick off field actions, which could lead to a suspension in the near future. Ezekiel didn’t purchase any drugs during his visit.
Elliot is supposed to be the new franchise running back who will remind older Cowboys fans Emmitt Smith. The former Ohio State star seemed to be drafted in a perfect situation with a winning organization and the best offensive line in the NFL. The presence of Dez Bryant, Jason Witten and Tony Romo will prevent opponents from playing with 8 men in the box to stop the run.
Ezekiel may be giving the Cowboys organization and fans a preview to what it will be like to have him on the team. The unwarranted attention will definitely be noticed by the NFL and they may take a closer look when the Cowboys rookie take a drug test. The Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and coaches will have a talk with Elliot to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Elliot doesn’t seem to understand he has a responsibility to the city of Dallas, the organization, fans, his owner, coaches and teammates. The back-ups to Elliot are Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris who have had success during their NFL career so far. McFadden rushed for 1 089 yards and had a 4.6 yards a carry last season with the Cowboys while Morris has had three 1 000 yards rushing season in an NFL season. Head Coach Jason Garrett will have a tough time keeping his franchise running back on the field if Ezekiel keeps on acting recklessly.
The Cowboys made a great pick in drafting Elliot now they have to support, mentor and make sure the only time he misses games is due to injury not suspensions. Dallas have multiple players on the defensive side of the ball who may be suspended due to a failed drug test. It may not be the best locker room to be in if Elliot doesn’t take responsibility for actions and thinks about the consequences when he does act.
Will Elliot play 16 games this season?
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