Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones expects running back Ezekiel Elliott to return lighter—and not just in his wallet. While the front office and coaching staff can’t have contact with Elliott, the Cowboys approved of his plan to leave the country and get in even better shape.
Elliott spent at least part of his six-game suspension in Cabo, Mexico. He can return to the team facility next week and play in the Christmas Eve game against the Seahawks.
Before parting ways, Elliott and the team wanted him to focus on getting in better shape, and the team felt he was playing heavier than last year.