But with other, more pressing contract extensions on their plate, the Cowboys' brass figured to prioritize players like quarterback Dak Prescott, wide receiver Amari Cooper and running back Ezekiel Elliott.
When asked if Tony Pollard's solid performance in Saturday's game was the Cowboys' best bargaining chip against Ezekiel Elliott's contract holdout, Jones answered, "Who?" According to Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Elliott has responded by heading back to Cabo San Lucas.
Elliott has held out the entire offseason with the hope of working out a new long-term deal.
"I didn't think it was amusing and neither did Zeke - we actually thought it was disrespectful", Arceneaux said.
Unclear if the haircut is a message (unlikely). but we do know one thing - Zeke is serious about this holdout, and it seems he really might not play Week 1 for the 'Boys.
"I've earned the right to joke with Zeke", Jones said in a press conference Tuesday. Nobody's getting cute here, but it'll certainly be a great complement. Johnson also requested that Elliott supply "tickets to Cowboys games [both home and road], Ohio State games and a meet-and-greet with Jerry Jones and his son".
Elliott led the NFL with 1,434 rushing yards last season, the second time he has been the league leader.
Elliott was placed in handcuffs after pushing the guard - 19-year-old Kyle Johnson - into a metal gate May 18, but he wasn't arrested.