Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones refused to divulge any information about where star running back Ezekiel Elliott will be holed up while serving a six-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.
But believes Elliott will return a learned man with a fresh approach.
Per a source, Elliott plans to get out of the country to clear his head and train. Elliott has not left as of yet and was spotted grocery shopping in Frisco before the Cowboys 27-7 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
“The main thing is I’m not going to get into location, just exactly what kind of activities he’s going to be having,” Jones said. “But I do know he intends to come back with a fresh approach.”
Jones said he has no additional concerns about Elliott being away from the team for six weeks without structure and no physical contact from team. Elliott was suspended for allegedly committing domestic assault against former girlfriend Tiffany Thompson, though he was never charged or arrested in the case. However, his next hearing is on Dec. 1, four games into the six-game suspension.
“I think he has a good plan and I know he’s going to be doing some stuff, he’s going to get away and he’s doing some things that will help his career and his life and so, no I’m not as concerned about that, “Jones said. “I think that he obviously has things that he’s going to be doing and I’m satisfied that it will be an improvement and I won’t get into his plan.”
While Jones has remained adament that Elliott deserved no suspension because he was never charged in the case, in addition to questions about the league’s investigation, he hopes the 2016 NFL leading rusher will learn from his experiences and become a better person.
“I think all of us continues to learn and at his age he’s learning things every day, so there’s no question,” Jones said. “What I want for Zeke is that he’s a better person, not only for whatever he’s doing over these next six weeks, but I hope he’s a better person for the kind of year he’s having, the kind of year he had last year and will continue to be a better person.”