Jerry Jones might’ve thought he was making a simple joke, but his star running back didn’t think it was funny.
Following the Cowboys second preseason game in Hawaii – -the Dallas Cowboys owner made a “Zeke who?” joke after Tony Pollard’s huge preseason performance.
“I didn’t think it was funny, and neither did Zeke—we actually thought it was disrespectful,” agent Rocky Arceneaux told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
Pollard rushed for 42 yards and a touchdown in a 14-10 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday. That led to Jones to sing his praises after the game.
“What’s amazing for him is to come in here, and he hadn’t done that much,” Jones told reporters. “He knows exactly what to do, and he knows how to do it. If he goes out there and he plays to that level he’s going to be [at] for the next several weeks, he’s going to be right in the middle of it early.
“That will really complement what we’re doing with Zeke, not replace that. I mean that, not replace it. Nobody is getting cute here, certainly be a great complement to have a great running game where I can picture those guys [having] success at the same time out there really giving the defense some fits.”
Elliott has yet to report to training camp as he holds out for a new contract that pays him what he is worth.