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Jerry Jones' Latest Comment On Ezekiel Elliott Is Troubling

A closeup of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 29: Dallas Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones looks on during the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Clemson Tigers at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

With the 2019 NFL season just a few days away, it looks like it might be time to panic for Dallas Cowboys fans.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones seems comfortable going into the 2019 regular season without the star running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Earlier this week, Jones made an interesting comment about Zeke's holdout. "We've got a marathon here. We want Zeke when we get to the playoffs. We want Zeke when we're in the dog days of the season," Jones said.

If that didn't shake the confidence of Cowboys fans, Jones' latest comments might.

The Cowboys owner said he's "operating as though right now [Elliott] is going to miss regular season games."

"My entire expectation for what we're putting together as a team right now would anticipate with him holding out...that he's going to miss games," Jones said via Jon Machota.

The two sides are locked in a contract dispute and neither has budged from their initial offer.

Elliott wants to be the highest-paid running back in the game, but the Cowboys' current offer will pay him less than Todd Gurley, according to multiple reports.

Dallas seems confident in rookie running back Tony Pollard carrying the load heading into the 2019 campaign.

Stay tuned.