Jerry Jones appeared on ESPN’s ‘First Take’ and it did not take very long for him to piss off his fan base.
The Dallas Cowboys are dealing with some issues at the moment after the team lost star left tackle Tyron Smith for an extended period of time due to an avulsion fracture of the knee. If he returns this season, it won’t be until December at the earliest, per the most recent reports.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is not worried and thinks the team is in as good a position as it was last year, if not better.
Jerry also declared that Ezekiel Elliott be the focus during the 2022 season.
“He’s [Elliott] in the best shape he’s ever been in,” Jones said. “Now, it is still a fact: We go as Zeke goes. I know it’s a lot on Dak [Prescott]’s shoulders, but we go as Zeke goes. He’s very capable of being everything we’ve ever wanted him to be. The wild card, though, is the guy that’s playing beside him: [Tony] Pollard. And so, we put Pollard in some plans, that with Zeke, for the defenses to have to work against mid-week and be ready to play. Then, you’ve got Pollard. I really like where we are at running back. But it all starts and stops with Zeke.”
While touting Tony Pollard as a “wild card,” he said the offense “all starts and stops with Zeke.”
Pollard should be eating into Elliott’s workload and pushing him to a short-yardage and red zone role. Zeke’s best days are behind him.
Jones has repeatedly stated this offseason that he expects big things from this Cowboys team, despite the talent losses it suffered this offseason.
As of now, the fan base is not on board with that because it seems unlikely at the moment.
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