Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has once again annoyed fans.
While speaking with NFL Network Jones made it clear that he wanted Elliott to be the focus of the running game, not backup Tony Pollard.
Appearing on NFL Network, owner Jerry Jones said that Elliott “has to be the focus” of the team’s running back game. “He has to be the focal point,” Jones said. “There is room for Pollard while Zeke is in there.”
Pollard is expected to play some receiver, lining up in the slot. Still, Pollard was widely viewed as the better option in the running game last year.
Cowboys fans quickly ripped Jones over his comments about Elliott.
A prime example of just cause jerry jones says it doesn't make it so. Elliott and Pollard will work as a tandem https://t.co/QYLgP4rLGy
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) July 30, 2022
Guys. I might not make it through the season. https://t.co/5yRAaSih1c
— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) July 30, 2022
Zeke's $18,220,000 cap hit is absurd as are these comments
he's averaging -0.01 rushing yards per att over expectation the last 2 yrs
getting only what's blocked & nothing more & far less efficient than Pollard
the brain trust mtgs btwn Jerry & McCarthy have to be incredible https://t.co/cJ7XHUCCxU
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) July 30, 2022