OXNARD, Calif. (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas Cowboys held their annual state of the team address at training camp in Oxnard, California, where owner Jerry Jones addressed the absence of running back Ezekiel Elliott.
The biggest cloud over training camp appears to be whether running back Ezekiel Elliott will hold out as he seeks a new deal. He was not on the team’s plane Thursday when they left from Dallas and he hasn’t reported to camp yet.READ MORE: Buyers Taking Big Risks To Win In DFW Housing Market
Elliott reportedly missed Friday morning’s physical and conditioning run. He has two years remaining on his rookie contract.
“He’s late,” Jones said during the address. Jones did not say if the team will fine Elliott for his absence.READ MORE: Johnson & Johnson Single-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives In Dallas, Arlington Tuesday
Jones also made it clear that the team will not be talking about the status of its players’ contracts. He said all the players who are at camp are under contract.
Head coach Jason Garrett was also asked about Elliott. “We expect all our players to be here. Obviously, Zeke is not here… There’s a business of the NFL that happens. Our focus is on the guys that are here,” he said.MORE NEWS: Downtown Dallas Skyline Lit Up In Honor Of COVID-19 Victims, Survivors
The Cowboys are also looking into new deals with quarterback Dak Prescott and receiver Amari Cooper.