On Tuesday night, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones spoke with the media.
Naturally, most of the questions revolved around star running back Ezekiel Elliott and his contract dispute with the team.
Elliott remains absent from Cowboys training camp as he attempts to become the highest-paid running back in the NFL. Dallas reportedly put a “strong” offer on the table to Zeke, but it wasn’t enough to get a deal done.
With just three weeks until the 2019 regular season kicks off, Jones was asked if he’s worried about Elliott missing games.
He is, and he’s not.
Jon Machota of the Athletic revealed what Jones had to say on Tuesday night.
“”I’m not in any way, but I certainly know that we’re in a situation where it could be Week 1, or be Week 2. It could go into the season, of course. That’s the facts. If it doesn’t, it’s probably no harm,” Jones said.
Is Jerry Jones worried that he might not have Ezekiel Elliott for Week 1?
"I'm not in any way, but I certainly know that we're in a situation where it could be Week 1, or be Week 2. It could go into the season, of course. That's the facts. If it doesn't, it's probably no harm."
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 14, 2019
Cowboys fans have to be nervous about the potential of Elliott missing regular season games.
Dak Prescott is a competent quarterback, but has struggled in games without Elliott on the field. If he misses significant time, Dallas might not be a playoff contender.
Stay tuned for the latest Ezekiel Elliott news.