If Jerry Jones is worried about Ezekiel Elliott’s holdout from the Dallas Cowboys, he’s certainly not showing it.
The Cowboys owner has continued to pull no punches while talking with the media about his star running back’s holdout.
Jones has, for weeks, been hyping up the Cowboys’ other running back, rookie Tony Pollard.
The Cowboys’ owner sent a not-so-subtle message to Elliott following Pollard’s first preseason game.
Usually, it’s fans and media that drive hype trains during this time of year.
In the case of Tony Pollard, the Cowboys are doing it themselves. I wonder why that might be 🤔 pic.twitter.com/a109S9zHMs
— David Helman (@HelmanDC) August 11, 2019
Jones continued to send messages to Elliott on Saturday night.
When asked about Pollard’s role in the Cowboys’ negotiations with Elliott, Dallas’ owner responded:
Jerry Jones was asked if Tony Pollard is his best negotiator with Ezekiel Elliott. Jones joked: “Zeke who?”
Jones made it clear he was just having some fun. He went on to explain how much he thinks Pollard can complement the team’s two-time rushing champ
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 18, 2019
Pollard had five carries for 42 yards and one touchdown in the Week 2 preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday night.
Obviously, Pollard is no Ezekiel Elliott, but it’s clear that Jones is confident enough in him to use him so publicly when it comes to this negotiating.