Stephen Jones: Cowboys support Ezekiel Elliott, believe in backups

August 13th, 2017

LOS ANGELES -- Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones expressed support for running back Ezekiel Elliott, who was suspended six games Friday, but also said the team believes in replacements Darren McFadden, Alfred Morris and Rod Smith. Speaking on the pregame show on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas before the Cowboys' 13-10 preseason loss?to the Los Angeles Rams, Jones offered the organization's first statement since Elliott's suspension was announced. "Obviously, we knew that this was something that could happen," Jones said. "We knew that the investigation was ongoing, and whenever you prepare a football team, you prepare for injury. You prepare for things that are unexpected. And certainly