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Jerry Jones Makes Concerning Comment About Ezekiel Elliott

dallas cowboys owner jerry jones walks onto the field

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 19: Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, walks on the field before the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium on November 19, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Dallas Cowboys fans, it might be time to panic.

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

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.

With that in mind, Jones' latest comment about Elliott is concerning.

In a recent radio appearance, Jones revealed there is no timetable for a contract agreement. He also revealed he wants Elliott healthy for the playoffs - which would seem to suggest he's comfortable with Zeke missing games.

"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.

Here's what Jones said when asked about a deadline for negotiations:

"Not really. Not really at all. ...We have to be prepared to play without any given player, ... and we may very well play without a player that is not coming in on his contract. If that's the case, we'll just play, and we'll play well."

Stay tuned for the latest.