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Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott Issues Apology for Off-Field Conduct

Ezekiel Elliott met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in New York on Tuesday to discuss a May incident in Las Vegas involving the Cowboys running back.

Elliott issued an apology for his off-field conduct via Twitter following the conclusion of the meeting, Jeremy Bergman of reports.

“I’ve worked hard to make better decisions and to live up to the high standards that are expected of me,” Elliott wrote. “I failed to do that here and I made a poor decision.”

The meeting between Elliott and Goodell was preceded by an incident where the running back had a confrontation with a security guard at a Las Vegas music festival. Elliott was briefly detained but never arrested after the guard fell after being nudged by the running back.

Despite never being charged with a crime, Elliott is subject to a fine or suspension under the league’s personal conduct policy. The NFL has not yet issued a statement on Tuesday’s meeting.

Joining Elliott in New York for the meeting were members of Cowboys counsel, sources told NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.

This isn’t the first time Elliott and Goodell have met to discuss the Cowboys running back’s off-field behavior.

Elliott was suspended six games in 2017 for violating the personal conduct policy. The suspension came after a year-long league investigation into domestic violence accusations made against Elliott despite the running back never being charged by police.

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott to Meet with Roger Goodell in Vegas

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is set to chat with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell Tuesday in New York over an incident that occurred in Las Vegas.

League sources told ESPN and the Dallas Morning News on Monday that Elliott was summoned to discuss his behavior after an incident with a security guard at a music festival in May.

Elliott was briefly handcuffed but not arrested after a security guard was pushed. TMZ Sports released a video of the tailback, which showed him shoving the man to the ground at the Electric Daisy Carnival. The man, who was wearing an “event staff” sweatshirt, fell against a fence before hitting the ground.

Police handcuffed Elliott and escorted him away from the area. The running back was seen having an argument with his girlfriend before turning his attention to the security official, according to ESPN.

Elliott is subject to a fine or suspension under the league’s personal conduct policy. Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones previously said he didn’t believe the running back would face any discipline.

“I think that the main thing is that I don’t see anything that needs supporting,” Jones said in May. “In terms of his status with us, [it] has not been impacted in any way. And frankly, I know how conscientious he has been in the off-season, and that’s good enough. No, I don’t see that having any consequences for us.”

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper Wants to Stay in Dallas ‘For a Long Time’

Wide receiver Amari Cooper says he wants to be a Cowboy “for a long time” according to Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News.

Cooper insists he “isn’t thinking” about his contract, which expires at the end of this season. Despite making little headway in extension talks, it’s clear the 25-year-old seems himself staying in Dallas long-term. “I do want to be a Dallas Cowboy for a long time,” said the three-time Pro Bowler. “I love the organization. I love everything we have going on.”

Originally the No.4-overall pick in the 2015 draft out of Alabama by the Oakland Raiders, Cooper fell out of favor with Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and was dealt to the Cowboys at midseason in a trade that was widely ridiculed in the NFL at the time.

Cooper enjoyed a rebirth in Dallas last year, totaling 725 yards and six touchdowns in nine games, and is still just 25 years old.

He is scheduled to net $13.9 million in the final year of his rookie deal and is reportedly looking to become the highest-paid wideout in the league on his next deal, which would put him over the $18 million/year Odell Beckham Jr. netted on his contract extension.

Prescott is Setting the Cowboys 2019 Ceiling High; Can He Back Up His Words?

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is 32-16 as a starter for one of the most high profile teams in the National Football League, but knows that he and the team he is in charge of still has a ways to go to reach the highest pinnacle of the NFL.

Last season the Cowboys fell short (again) of their ultimate goal, losing in the NFC Divisional Round to the Los Angeles Rams, which if you used a PointsBet promo code 2019 you would have known they were not expected to win in Los Angeles to the eventual NFC Champions.

Prescott last season threw for 3885 yards with 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He had a quarterback rating of 96.9, yet until they reach the promise land of lifting a Super Bowl trophy over their heads, all eyes will be why they couldn’t win the big one.

If you ask Prescott, he knows that there is a high ceiling when it comes to the Cowboys and their fans, and this weekend at his annual youth ProCamp at Northwest High School, he threw it all on the table, knowing that this team can reach even higher in 2019.

“My expectations are high,” Prescott said.

“Not necessarily any ceiling on what I can do or what this team can do. It’s just been about work. Simply just working to get better in every aspect of my game, making sure my teammates are doing the same. We’re excited for the position we’re in.”

With the division in a state of transition, the Cowboys will be the favorites to win the NFC East, but that’s always easier said than done.

The Giants are nowhere near close selling off the likes of Odell Beckham for not much more than magic beans, the Redskins have a rookie starting at quarterback, and the Eagles have had big injury issues that always seem to be their worst enemy.

Prescott feels good about the makeup of this team. With an offense that boasts the likes of Amari Cooper and the return of tight end Jason Witten.

This is a team with a high ceiling, and Prescott knows that he has a shot to live out his dream of taking one of the biggest franchises in sports to a title.

“I was once the kid that dreamed about playing college football and playing in the NFL and playing for the Cowboys. Look, I’m here now. I’m no different than them. They’re no different from me. They control their dreams. Never let anyone tell them what they can or can’t do,” Prescott said.

That’s a task he’s hoping to make a reality in 2019.

Report: Cowboys and QB Dak Prescott Not Close on a New Contract

Plans for the 2016 quarterback class’ extensions became clearer this week, with the Eagles extending Carson Wentz and the Rams appearing set to approach a Jared Goff re-up next year.

The Cowboys do not have as much time, as Dak Prescott is entering his first contract year.

The Cowboys and Prescott began negotiations weeks ago, and a report of progress emerged last month. The parties seem to have hit a standstill in talks, Sam Robinson of reports.

Prescott and the Cowboys are “really far apart” on terms at this point, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network notes — to the point where they will likely press pause on these discussions. This process looks set to drag into training camp, Garafolo adds.

Elliott’s Latest Vegas Incident ‘Likely’ to be Reviewed by NFL Commissioner

The NFL is likely to review an incident involving Ezekiel Elliott and a concert security guard in Las Vegas to determine if the Cowboys running back violated the terms of previous suspension guidelines set forth by commissioner Roger Goodell, two league sources have told Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports.

Elliott was briefly handcuffed at a Las Vegas concert earlier this month after bumping a security guard. Video of the incident made its way to TMZ. The Cowboys running back ultimately wasn’t arrested or charged.

Sources close to Elliott and the Cowboys have told Yahoo Sports they don’t believe the language of Elliott’s previous suspension determination supports discipline in light of the video footage.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters last week that, “I don’t see that having any consequences for us.”

Despite that stance, a source in the NFL’s executive branch told Yahoo Sports the Las Vegas incident is “clearly” subject to review by Goodell under the league’s personal conduct policy, particularly in light of Elliott’s previous six-game suspension for alleged acts of physical abuse against an ex-girlfriend.

That previous case continues to be a source of resentment at the highest levels of the Cowboys franchise, largely due to the league’s sole interviewer of Elliott’s accuser having recommended no discipline after finding inconsistencies and credibility issues with the alleged victim’s statements.

Cowboys WR Allen Hurns Being Held from OTA’s as He Recovers from Ankle Injury

Cowboys wide receiver Allen Hurns is being held out of OTAs and he tries to come back from a grisly ankle injury suffered in last season’s Wild Card round according to Todd Archer of ESPN.

Originally an undrafted free agent out of the University of Miami, Hurns spent four productive years as a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars including a 1,000+ yards/10 touchdowns campaign in 2015 before signing a two-year, $12 million contract to join the Cowboys last March. Hurns’ first season in Dallas was disappointing as he produced only a 20/295/2 line in 16 games but the Cowboys front office apparently saw enough promise to exercise his $5 million option for 2019.

The Cowboys hope the now 27-year-old Hurns will be ready to return sometime during training camp. Meanwhile thew missed time should give former Green Bay Packers wideout Randall Cobb the early lead over him in three-receiver sets.

ESPN Says the Cowboys Should Shut Down Talks of Ezekiel Elliott’s Extension After the Latest Drama

Stephen A. Smith reacts to Ezekiel Elliott being handcuffed at a Las Vegas music festival. Stephen A. suggests Jerry Jones and the Cowboys “stall negotiations” on Zeke’s potential contract extension to teach him a lesson.