Dallas Cowboys: An open letter to Ezekiel Elliott

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 26: Ezekiel Elliott
ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 26: Ezekiel Elliott /

After an offseason where the Dallas Cowboys have had to deal with several incidents involving Ezekiel Elliott, someone may need to reach out to him.

After the latest news regarding Ezekiel Elliott, the Dallas Cowboys must brace themselves for a suspension. At this point I wouldn’t be surprised if the suspension was up to four games.

The plain truth is this: the Dallas Cowboys need Elliott if they hope to win a Super Bowl.

Dak Prescott seemed to even take a stance when he said in an interview that he wished Elliott would be more involved in community projects like him, rather than what Elliott is doing now. Dez Bryant seemingly got upset when a fan on Twitter said Elliott reminded him of Bryant. Bryant was quick to state he was never like that.

Someone needs to reach out to Ezekiel Elliott, before it gets too late. And I hope they say something like this:

Dear Ezekiel,

We, the fans of the Dallas Cowboys, are certainly glad you are on the team. We celebrated last season when you ran through the NFL as a rookie. Fans and media alike feel you can rush for 2000 yards and that you are the best running back in the NFL. However, with all of the recent trouble and everything that happened last season, we have begun to worry.

Most of us in our 20s spent a lot of time out partying. We get it, you are rich, famous, and young. However, none of us can truly relate to that. Media never followed us around, heck many of us lived before social media was a thing. However, we can give some advice, if you care to hear it.

While it may not seem like it, things can be ripped away from you suddenly. The NFL can take away football, which takes away your paycheck. If you don’t believe us reach out to Maurice Clarett, I’m sure he would be happy to tell you his tale.

While we understand you haven’t been convicted of anything, that detail does not matter in today’s NFL. Roger Goodell has the ability, based on perception, to suspend players. Perception, right now is your worst enemy. A string of stories and new reports is all Goodell needs.

You have said the right things in interviews about what you have learned. Yet, stories still come out. While you may or may not have been involved, it is that you were present. Remember, the perception of you is also based on who you hang out with. Many of us have learned that lesson over the years. Some of us, have had to suffer due to this. But you have so much more to lose than we ever did.

It is time to take a step back and do what the Dallas Cowboys have asked of you. It is your livelihood at risk. No one is saying you shouldn’t be able to go out and have fun, but think about it before you do. Realize the situations you are putting yourself in ahead of time. Think about your actions and reactions and know that someone is always looking. There are many people who thrive off of watching the rich and famous fall.

So what now Mr. Elliott? It is time to learn from your mistakes and move forward. While you may have a suspension coming up this season, take it and learn. We will cheer when you return, but if mistakes continue to be made, it may not last forever. Sit down with Jason Witten and let him mentor you.


Dallas Cowboys Fans

So what next for Ezekiel Elliott? Well, it looks more and more that Roger Goodell will impose a suspension from anywhere from one to four games. While it hasn’t happened yet, the more Elliott is in the news, the more likely Goodell will impose something.

Next: Dallas Cowboys: Facing suspension, can Zeke be replaced?

I’m sure Jerry Jones is in his office in Frisco hitting his boiling point and drinking a scotch or bourbon to calm himself down. Someone needs to step up as a leader and talk to Elliott. Because the Dallas Cowboys need him if they want to win the Super Bowl.